InvestigationArtist(s)Thomas Hart BentonArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1937Medium & Supportlithograph on paperDimensions
18 3/4 in x 20 15/16 in x 1 1/8 in (47.63 cm x 53.18 cm x 2.86 cm);18 3/4 in x 20 15/16 in x 1 1/8 in (47.63 cm x 53.18 cm x 2.86 cm)Credit LineGift of Gilbert M. FrimetSubject matter
In 1937 Benton was commissioned by The Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspapers to sketch scenes in the Missouri Bootheel region of the Ohio River Flood of 1937. This scene shows three figures approaching a flooded store in a row boat, possibly looking for supplies or survivors. Physical Description
In this print, three figures in a row boat approach a flooded store.Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typeplanographic printCollection AreaWesternRights
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floods (natural events)