large backhoe with continuous track wheels in foreground; man with glasses and cap standing on platform at right on machine, with the numbers "5343" on side of machine to right of man; heavyset man with glasses and cap at left edge standing next to row of filled train cars on track behind backhoe; another long row of train cars above ; mountains at top, with some men working; rubble in foreground; rather random areas of white gouache scattered throughout drawing; received in dark brown frame, glazed with Plexi

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Men and Machines (Mesabi Mines), 1955

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Philip Evergood was a politically active artist committed to workers’ rights and the plight of humanity during his long career. This drawing, made by 1940, is a straightforward and carefully designed homage to construction workers excavating a site for building.

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Title
Men and Machines (Mesabi Mines)
Artist Life
1901 - 1973
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2016.68
Provenance
The artist; Terry Dintenfass; Andrew Dintenfass; Eric Brecher, Dapto, Australia; given to MIA, 2016.
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large backhoe with continuous track wheels in foreground; man with glasses and cap standing on platform at right on machine, with the numbers "5343" on side of machine to right of man; heavyset man with glasses and cap at left edge standing next to row of filled train cars on track behind backhoe; another long row of train cars above ; mountains at top, with some men working; rubble in foreground; rather random areas of white gouache scattered throughout drawing; received in dark brown frame, glazed with Plexi

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