Image: Costume Drawing for the Akron Rubber Ball: Transportation (Female)
(Sebring, Ohio, 1906 - 2008, Tallahassee, Florida)

Costume Drawing for the Akron Rubber Ball: Transportation (Female) , 1938-1939

Gouache and graphite on illustration board
20 in. x 15 in. (50.8 cm x 38.1 cm)
Gift of Gene Schreckengost
Renowned for his work in ceramics and toy and industrial design, Schreckengost also designed dazzling costumes for the royal court of the 1939 Akron Rubber Ball, a lavish social event attended by more than 4,000 people.  The costumes were made from rubber-based fabrics and represented the four basic elements (earth, fire, air and water) as well as other factors contributing to the fabrication of rubber, such as chemistry and industry.  
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