Series 2 - Photographs

Nolan "Jack" Didion (PROD 1950), two other students, Joe Thompson, and George Jergenson... Joseph Thompson and students working on a car buck. (L-R): Joseph Farrer (PROD 1950), Thompson, R... Students working on a clay car model with Joseph Thompson. Model is a split car design. (Clockwis... Duane Bohnstedt (TRAN 1951) and Joe Thompson with a clay boat model. George, Emil, Pa, and John A. Jergenson standing on a sidewalk. Portrait of George A. Jergenson. George, Harold and Anne Louise Jergenson standing in front of a row of houses. George Jergenson, age 2, standing outdoors in Grant Park eating a box of Cracker Jack. George, Harold and Jennie Jergenson standing outdoors in Humboldt Park, Chicago. Nine members of the Jergenson family on the banks of the San Joaquin River. Harold, Jennie, and George Jergenson standing in front of a house. Four people sitting on the front steps of a house. Six members of the Jergenson family standing on the porch of a cabin at Bass Lake. John A., Sally, Jennie, and Harold Jergenson standing in front of trees. George and Jennie Jergenson standing on a sidewalk. John A. and Jennie Jergenson standing on a sidewalk. Illustration of the interior of a dining car on the Train of Tomorrow by George Jergenson. Illustration of the interior of a drawing roomette on the Train of Tomorrow by George Jergenson. Illustration of the interior of a drawing roomette on the Train of Tomorrow by George Jergenson. Illustration of the exterior of Cloud Room dining car on the Train of Tomorrow by George Jergenson.
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SPEC 11-2

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Photographs

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  • circa 1900-1981 (Creation)

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(1909 September 19 - 1986 November 7)

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The Photographs series consists of an array of images from throughout George Jergenson's life. Included here are family photographs and slides of his paintings, many of which are landscapes of the Sierra Nevada around his childhood home of Fresno. There are images from his years teaching at Art Center and a car design slide show (80 slides). Of interest are photos of his design sketches for the Train of Tomorrow, as well as a slide presentation (137 slides) of the history of trains which includes images of the Train of Tomorrow. There are also slides of Eero Saarinen's iconic Styling Administration Building at the General Motors Technical Center.

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.) unless otherwise noted.

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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