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A brief essay focusing on the work of Walter Ellison, specifically Train Station and The Sunny South. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Train Station</em> by Walter Ellison
Excerpted from the teacher manual Telling Images: Stories in Art this chapter focuses on the painting Train Station by Walter Ellison. Includes information about the artist,...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Train Station</em> by Walter Ellison
Watch an analysis of Walter Ellison's painting Train Station and learn how the Great Migration impacted African Americans' lives in the 1930s.

Artist Walter Ellison's Train...
Video: Walter Ellison's <em>Train Station</em>
Explore the theme of travel and motion in art. The packet surveys the history of transportation: movement on land, water, and, ultimately, lifting off, soaring through the sky. Nine works of art from...
Teacher Manual: Art on the Move
Monet used loose, quick brushstrokes to depict the movement of the crowd and the smoke billowing from the cteam engine. To capture such a moment according to some, Monet asked engineers to load the...
Activity: <em>Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare</em>
An exploration of Monet's fascination with depicting the smoke and steam from the cloud machines, or steam engines, pulling into Paris's Gare Saint-Lazare.
Video: Monet and the Cloud Machines
Architect Harry Weese, though perhaps best known for his design of Washington D.C.'s 100-mile Metro subway system, with stations of coffered concrete vaults and undulating, embedded platform lights,...
05. Harry Weese notebook, sketches, and notes regarding plans for new CTA lines, 1975.
Chicago's public transportation system reached an important milestone in 1943 when the State Street (Red Line) Subway—its first—opened to the public. Early post-war transit plans such as...
01. Chicago Looks Ahead brochure, March 1945.
2147 W. Lake St.1883 by D. Adler & Company (with Louis Sullivan); photograph by Richard NickelDemolished 1958; now the site of the Henry Horner Homes Richard Knisely was a sheet metal...
02. Knisely, Richard, Store and Flats for
Hegewisch, Chicago, IL, 1950-51.

Designed in response to the steel shortages following World War II, the Unicel (from "unit-cellular") Freight Car was a tubular assembly of layered,...
05. Pressed Steel Car Company, Unicel Freight Cars. Sections and details of corner curve connections, September 20, 1950.
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