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Museum extension project costume plates, 1940-1943

Creator:
Federal Art Project (Pa.)
Subject:
United States.Work Projects Administration
Works Progress Administration
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.6 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Handpainted, illustrated plates of period costume designs throughout history, accompanied by descriptive handbooks recounting the historical context of the costumes.
Citation:
Museum extension project costume plates, 1940-1943. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Museum projects were programs of the Work Projects Administration instituted during the Depression to increase employment opportunities, particularly among the white-collar worker. By 1941, museum projects came under the jurisdiction of the Federal Art Program (originally the Federal Art Project) of the WPA. Plates of historical costumes as well as dioramas, costumed dolls and craft objects were often prepared for educational purposes.
Provenance:
Donated by Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. It is unclear how the materials came to M-W-P.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Costume
Costume design
Federal aid to the arts
Federal aid to the public welfare
New Deal, 1933-1939
Sketches
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9807
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212246
AAA_collcode_fedeartp08
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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