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Artist:
Stevan Dohanos, born Lorain, OH 1907-died Westport, CT 1994  Search this
Sitter:
James Edward Hamilton  Search this
Medium:
watercolor on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 x 22 in. (35.6 x 55.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1940
Exhibition Label:
In a six-panel cycle for the West Palm Beach post office Stevan Dohanos illustrated the story of James Edward Hamilton, a mail carrier who walked a route along the beach between Lake Worth and Miami, Florida. According to one account, he was attacked by alligators while attempting to retrieve a mail skiff in 1887, and lost his life "in the line of duty."
Special Delivery: Murals for the New Deal Era, 1988
Topic:
Landscape\marsh  Search this
Animal\reptile\alligator  Search this
Study\mural study  Search this
Occupation\service\postman  Search this
Travel\water\rowboat  Search this
Landscape\plant\Spanish moss  Search this
Portrait male\knee length  Search this
New Deal\Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture\Florida  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration
Object number:
1982.20.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk70fc96399-b43a-46a9-ae96-9e8dd988b8e2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1982.20.2