March 5, 2011 BLOG NOTE: I’m in the process of reworking this post for  a broader overview of Winold Reiss‘ (beyond his 30- year relationship with Great Northern Railway)  applied arts commissions.

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Under Construction: Union Terminal Mosaics

 

Detail of left (south) mural, Union Terminal main lobby, by Winold Reiss.

Cincinnati  Museum Center at Union Terminal

CINCINNATI revisited

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The main line from Saint Paul to Seattle

 

German artist Winold Reiss illustrated the Great Northern Railway See America First campaign which  promoted travel to the Glacier National Park, in the “Crown of the Continent” region in  Montana and beyond.  His main subject was, of course,  the people of  the Blackfoot Nation.  Reiss’ work appeared on calendars, menus, playing cards and souvenirs for decades.

The mountain flower by WINOLD REISS

 

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