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Horace Bushnell, Preacher and Civic Leader
1947
Draftsman:Drawn by HH Art Studios Inc. , American
Drawing; ink and gouache with graphite on white wove paper mounted to board
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 14 7/8 x 21 7/8in. (37.8 x 55.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Koopman and Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: Drawing of a man in the foreground, meant to represent the Reverand Horace Bushnell of Hartford, talking to a young boy. The man is wearing a top hat and the boy is sitting on what appear to be large pipes. The man is pointing toward several men with pick-axes and shovels digging a trench in the street. There is a house across the street with a woman standing on the porch. A man and woman walk along a sidewalk next to a fence. In the distance a church spire is visible.
Use Note: Original drawing number 34 of a series of 53 done for G. Fox & Co.'s 100th Anniversary. The drawings appeared in The Hartford Courant as full size advertisements on Sundays from December 29, 1946 to December 29, 1947. The drawing was later published in a book: G. Fox & Co. A Century in Connecticut. Hartford, 1948, p.34.
Inscription: Hand-written in pencil on recto at the bottom left corner, "OK to / engrave / H.H.".
Object Number: 1980.93.22
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