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Jewelled City
Original Drawing for Jewelled City

Gerald Kenneth Geerlings, American, 1897 - 1998

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
1931

Medium:
White chalk on black board

Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 3/16 x 11 1/8 inches (38.6 x 28.3 cm)

Copyright:
Research inconclusive. Copyright may apply.

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1969-181-8

Credit Line:
Gift of the Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, in memory of Paul P. Cret, 1969

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Label:
This preliminary study for a print of the same title shows the twinkling Chicago skyline viewed eastward from Wacker Drive. Crossing the foreground is the Wells Street elevated train. The featured skyscrapers include (from left) the Medinah Athletic Club, 1929; Wrigley Building, 1924; Mather Tower, 1928; Carbide and Carbon Building, 1929; Pure Oil Building, 1926.