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Grinding (or Grinder)

Dox Thrash, American, 1893 - 1965

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

c. 1940

Carborundum mezzotint

Plate: 9 7/8 × 7 3/8 inches (25.1 × 18.7 cm) Sheet: 12 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches (32.1 x 25.1 cm)

Research inconclusive. Copyright may apply.

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of James D. Crawford and Judith N. Dean, 1996

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A preliminary drawing for this print, in which the man honing a sword blade is represented as Uncle Sam with his familiar top hat and beard, has survived. Thrash was one of the first American artists to create patriotic images of this type, which were intended to rally support for the defense industry prior to and during World War II.