American (Mobile, Alabama, 04/07/1873 - 03/20/1957, Basking Ridge, New Jersey) Primary
Etching Plate for Top of the Brooklyn ArchEarly 20th century
1/8 in. x 9 in. x 11 1/2 in. (0.32 cm x 22.86 cm x 29.21 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1983.1.229
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Tools and Equipment
Collection: Allen Lewis Collection
This object has the following keywords:
American*, Animalia*, arches*, chariots*, copper engraving*, details*, drypoint*, standards*, trumpets*
- American - Refers to the context of or associated specifically with the modern political entity of the United States of America.
- Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
- arches - Structural elements, typically curved, spanning openings and transmitting vertical loads to either side of the opening; also, structural elements or freestanding structures that resemble arches or act structurally like arches.
- chariots - Ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman animal-drawn, wheeled vehicles with a wide range of uses and forms, usually driven from the standing position and most often with two wheels; probably developed in Mesopotamia around the early 3rd millenium and could be pulled by up to ten animals.
- copper engraving - Refers to the process of engraving for printing using copper plates. It was replaced in the early 19th century by the use of more durable plates, generally made of either steel or steel-faced copper.
- details - Refers to minute parts of a larger structure, object, or image. For architectural drawings of design or construction details, use "detail drawings." For preparatory studies of pictorial or design details, use "detail studies."
- drypoint - Intaglio process in which a sharp needle scratches the plate creating a burr that yields a characteristically soft and velvety line in the final print.
- standards - Flags, banners, figures, or other objects displayed or carried as an identifying symbol or rallying-point of a leader, public officer, organization, etc. Examples include banners of noble houses, flags of nations, and the colors of a military unit.
- trumpets - Generally, all lip-vibrated aerophones of predominantly cylindrical bore. May also refer specifically for the modern Western band, concert, and orchestral trumpets, having a wide mouthpiece, a narrow bore, valves, and a medium-sized bell throat and bell flare.
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Prints of Whistler and Haden from the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Mar 14, 1988 – Mar 30, 1988
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