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: group of large redwoods; two large tree trunks that have fallen over with the roots exposed; one hiker with a walking stick standing atop one of the felled tree trunks; two hikers standing to right of fallen trees; two large trees.The silhouette was originally installed in a high, backlit recessed niche near the ceiling.


  • Title: Silhouette: "Redwoods"
  • Date Created: 1939
  • Physical Dimensions: H 26, W 113.75, D 2 inches
  • Provenance: INTR 02650
  • Subject Keywords: North America, redwood, tree, hiker, trunk, National Park Service
  • Type: Silhouette
  • Rights: U.S. Department of the Interior Museum
  • Medium: zinc, wood, steet

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