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Diorama: "Irrigation of a Cotton Field"

National Park Service, Eastern Museum Laboratory, Albert McClure (1903-1986), Arthur A. Jansson (1890-1960), and Dr. O. E. Meinzer (1876-1948)1936

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum
Washington, DC, United States

Created for the inaugural installations at the U.S. Department of the Interior Museum, which opened in 1938, this original diorama depicts the irrigation of a cotton field. Two men--one standing and one kneeling turning a valve--are in a crop of cotton observing an irrigation canal. At left is the side of a red barn and some white fencing. The painted backdrop shows more fields and a house with chickens or geese grazing outside. There is also a third person near a harvesting machine.

Details

  • Title: Diorama: "Irrigation of a Cotton Field"
  • Creator: National Park Service, Eastern Museum Laboratory, Albert McClure (1903-1986), Arthur A. Jansson (1890-1960), Dr. O. E. Meinzer (1876-1948)
  • Date Created: 1936
  • Physical Dimensions: Approximately W 86, H 96.5, D 52 inches
  • Provenance: INTR 07366, U.S. Department of the Interior Museum
  • Subject Keywords: field, cotton, irrigation, U.S. Department of the Interior, Museum Division, alfalfa, Roswell Artesian Basin, farm, crops, New Mexico, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Type: Diorama
  • Rights: U.S. Department of the Interior Museum
  • Medium: wax, wood, sand, metal, paint, wire, plaster

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