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Investigation

Accession Number
2008/2.355

Title
Investigation

Artist(s)
Thomas Hart Benton

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1937

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
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 Line
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet

Subject 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 Type
planographic print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
floods (natural events)
general stores
natural disasters
rural life

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