Morris Topchevsky (American, born Poland, 1899-1947) published by the Works Progress Administration, Lunch Hour

Morris Topchevsky (American, born Poland, 1899-1947) published by the Works Progress Administration, Lunch Hour

Morris Topchevsky (American, born Poland, 1899-1947) published by the Works Progress Administration, Line Men

Morris Topchevsky (American, born Poland, 1899-1947) published by the Works Progress Administration, Line Men

Boris Gorelick (artist)  American, 1908 - 1984  Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project-New York City (publisher)  Flood, c. 1935-1941 lithograph image: 337 x 485 mm sheet: 404 x 576 mm Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams  2008.115.2189

Boris Gorelick (artist) American, 1908 - 1984 Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project-New York City (publisher) Flood, c. 1935-1941 lithograph image: 337 x 485 mm sheet: 404 x 576 mm Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams 2008.115.2189

Jacob Kainen (artist)  American, 1909 - 2001  Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project-New York City (publisher)  Drought, 1935 lithograph Image: 205 x 280 mm Sheet: 290 x 404 mm Flint 1976, no. 1 Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams  2008.115.2754

Jacob Kainen (artist) American, 1909 - 2001 Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project-New York City (publisher) Drought, 1935 lithograph Image: 205 x 280 mm Sheet: 290 x 404 mm Flint 1976, no. 1 Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams 2008.115.2754

Vintage Posters From the Works Progress Administration

Vintage Posters From the Works Progress Administration

This woodblock WPA poster promoting safety in the workplace was created as part of the Federal Art Project in Pennsylvania between 1936 and 1941

April 8, 1935 – The Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law. It was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of people to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. The WPA also employed musicians, artists, writers, actors and directors in large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects.

April 8, 1935 – The Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law. It was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of people to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. The WPA also employed musicians, artists, writers, actors and directors in large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects.

1936, uses statistics to entice potential employment. Interestingly, the United States in the background seems to be drawn entirely using Bezier curves.

1936, uses statistics to entice potential employment. Interestingly, the United States in the background seems to be drawn entirely using Bezier curves.

Lecture notes: The Federal Art Project (FAP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Lecture notes: The Federal Art Project (FAP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)

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