Drawing relating to the "Early American" series of designs
Designed by Walter Mitschke (American (born in Germany), 1886–1972)
Object Place: New York, New York, United States
Height x width: 22 1/4 x 28 9/16 in. (56.5 x 72.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.
Not On View
Preliminary layout of final design. “Covered Wagons–Oregon Trail” theme.
The Oregon Trail
Crossing river by flat boat and turning Conestoga wagon upside down
Attack by Indians
Camping at night
Pulling wagon up hill
–Notation by Walter Mitschke on back of photograph of final design.
Badly torn drawing
Ex-collection Walter Mitschke, New York; by descent to Ethel B. Adams Waldorf; between 1985-90, gift of Waldorf to her neice Joan Brancale, Hingham, MA; gift of Brancale to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)
Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale