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
2008.17
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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