Iron Men, Steel Rail: Track Labor and the Art of Mark Priest
25 in HIGH x 28.5 in WIDE
(63.50 cm HIGH x 72.39 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom edge has "Printing made possible by a generous contribution from the Brotherhood of Maintence of Way Employees AFL-CIO." The right edge has "Sponsored by Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives, a cooperative project of Michigan State University Museum and the MSU school of Labor and Industrial Relations Labor Education Program. Printed from a photograph by Wes Kent." Right corner has a msall union label for GCIU #346. Bottom left corner under image is "Mark Priest, The Iron Men, acrylic 64"x88" 1988."

Poster has an image at the top center with black text below. The image shows several men in hard hats holding on to a long pole in the center of railroad tracks. The are in the opening to a tunnel. Below in the left area is, "Iron Men, Steel Rail: Track Labor and the Art of Mark Priest/ Michigan State University Museum February 11-June 7, 1996/ Artist-in-residence, MSu Department of Art, February 12-18, 1996." The right area has "Mark Priest grounds his art in memoreis of seven years as a member of a track crew. He portrays the muscular vitality and energy needed to survive work on the rails./ The iron men follow other track crew workers and pull the old, quarter mile track lenghts onto rail cars by using both machines and sheer physical strength. Their work is often unseen by ohter track crew workers who are far ahead, taking out old track and setting the new."
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