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Welder at Gisholt Machine Company

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Description: A welder wearing a mask and gloves at Gisholt Machine Company.
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Steam-Powered Tractor at House on the Rock

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Description: A steam-powered tractor sitting outdoors on the grounds of House on the Rock.
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Elevated View of House on the Rock

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Description: Elevated view of House on the Rock and surrounding trees and hills.
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Gisholt Balancing Machine

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Description: Gisholt Dyanetric Type U Balancing Machine? Label pasted in bottom right corner reads "Type U Between Center Checking Machine."
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Women Working in St. Vincent's Thrift Shop

Date: September 1974
Description: Elevated view of women sorting out donated clothes in St. Vincent's Thrift Shop.
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Object on a Desk

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Description: View of objects on a Gisholt desk: blotter, notepad, pencils, earth globe, and cigarette ends in an ashtray.
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Interior of Gisholt Factory

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Description: Interior view of the Gisholt factory. There is a large crane suspended on steel beams, and skylights are in the ceiling.
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Man with Beard

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Description: Head shot of an older man with a white beard. He wears a cap and what looks like a work shirt and is probably a Gisholt employee.
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Gisholt Sausage Machine

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Description: A piece of equipment known as a sausage machine set on a white backdrop at Gisholt.
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Cutout of Sid's Head

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Description: Cutout of Sid's head. He has a cigar in house mouth, and he is looking up.
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Painted Plow

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Description: Hand-painted plow, with design of flowers in Sid's backyard, next to the Tea House and the base of a sculpture.
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Sid's Sculpture "Biomorphic Form with Anchor"

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Description: Sid's sculpture "Biomorphic Form with Anchor" in front of a gate.
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Arched Bridge Over Pond

Date: September 1969
Description: Arched bridge across small pond in Sid's backyard. In the background are a Japanese structure and Fudog lantern.
Poster

"Maybe You'd Like to Debate With Brother Billy"

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Description: Caricature of President Jimmy Carter with the text: "Maybe You'd Like to Debate with Brother Billy."
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Abstract Drawing of Woman

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Description: Abstract cubist-style drawing of a woman standing. The silhouette of a man standing on a structure is in the background.
Painting

Gisholt Lathe and Operater

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Description: Grey-tone painting of a Gisholt Automatic Lathe with a male operater standing on the right.
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Safety First

Date: 1959
Description: Drawing of an abstract shape in red, yellow, black and blue. It reads: "To You, Safety First, In 1959, Is A Personal Problem."
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Illustration of Film, Light and Shutter Speed

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Description: Illustration showing the relationship of film speed, shutter speed, and aperture in photography.
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Headless Man

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Description: Pen and ink over pencil drawing of a man in a business suit holding his head which is looking back at him. Liquid is spouting from the neck.
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Four Lantern Sculptures in Sid's Backyard

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Description: Four lantern sculptures in Sid's backyard. Madison-Kipp Corporation is in the background.

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