Silhouette: "Outdoor Camping"


U.S. Department of the Interior Museum

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum

This is one of five zinc silhouettes created in the summer of 1939 specifically for the National Park Service's alcove in the original exhibitions of the U.S. Department of the Interior Museum. It was constructed from zinc, chrome paper, molding and plate glass at an average cost of $35.31 per foot. The scene from left to right depicts: a group of trees; five cabins; one man cooking with an outdoor stove; one man sitting wearing a backpack; one man standing with a walking stick; one woman sitting on a rock looking through binoculars; a 1930s car; a stand of trees. The silhouette was originally installed in a high, backlit recessed niche near the ceiling.

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  • Title: Silhouette: "Outdoor Camping"
  • Date Created: 1939
  • Physical Dimensions: H 24 x W 114, D 3.125 inches
  • Provenance: INTR 02651
  • Subject Keywords: camping, automobile, backpack, binoculars, cabin, tree, stove, cooking, National Park Service, outside
  • Type: Silhouette
  • Rights: U.S. Department of the Interior Museum
  • Medium: zinc, wood, steel