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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2.2002.267
People
Robert Del Tredici, American (Cloverdale, California born 1938)
Title
The White Train (Pantex Nuclear Weapons Final Assembly Plant, Carson County, Texas, August 7, 1982)
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
1982
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, Texas
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/148729
Location
Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Technique
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
image: 18.5 x 27.6 cm (7 5/16 x 10 7/8 in.)
sheet: 27.5 x 35 cm (10 13/16 x 13 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: verso of mount, upper edge, removed: The White Train waits on the ground of the Pantex Nuclear Weapons Final Assembly Plant. Its ATMX safe / secure rail cars were once routinely loaded with nuclear warheads for dlivery to submarine bases on the Atlantic and Pacific. The train crossed America east from Amarillo to Charleston, and northwest from the Texas Panhandle to Puget Sound. Pantex Nuclear Weapons Final Assembly Plant, Carson County, Texas. August 7, 1982
  • inscription: verso, u.r. corner, likely not in artist's hand: P_1997_9 Del Tredici
  • inscription: verso, b.r. corner, in graphite, in different hands: The White Train 2.2002.267
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Beinecke Fund
Copyright
Photograph copyright by Robert Del Tredici
Accession Year
2011
Object Number
2.2002.267
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography since 1970, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/17/2021 - 01/16/2022

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