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Diorama: "Skiers"

Rosario Russell Fiore (1908-1994), Stuart Cuthbertson, and National Park Service, Eastern Museum Laboratorycirca 1937

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum

This small diorama was constructed for the early displays of the U.S. Department of the Interior Museum, which opened to the public in 1938. Set against a mountain backdrop with conifer trees, it depicts two men downhill skiing.

While many of the dioramas within the Interior Museum are not ascribed to a single artist, this one is known to have been created by Rosario Russell Fiore (1908-1994). Throughout the 1930s, Fiore worked with the Works Progress Administration and sculpted historical figures for the Smithsonian, the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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  • Title: Diorama: "Skiers"
  • Creator: Rosario Russell Fiore (1908-1994), Stuart Cuthbertson, National Park Service, Eastern Museum Laboratory
  • Date Created: circa 1937
  • Physical Dimensions: H 21.25, W 23.1875, D 10.25 inches
  • Provenance: INTR 07378, U.S. Department of the Interior Museum
  • Subject Keywords: skiing, snow, winter, recreation, skiiers, national park
  • Type: Diorama
  • Rights: U.S. Department of the Interior Museum
  • Medium: wood, paint, cloth, masonite, wax, plaster
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