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Philip Guston's mural Work - the American way at the 1939 New York World's Fair

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Photographer:
Robbins, David
Subject:
Works Progress Administration
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1939 May 4
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.
Summary:
Identification on attachment (typewritten): This mural by Philip Guston at the entrance of the WPA Community Building at the World's Fair is a symbol to convey the idea of "WPA in its relationship to the community", executed under the direction of the Federal Art Project, it serves to announce the theme of the other murals within the building.
Note on verso identifies Robbins as photographer, working for Federal Art Project, W.P.A., Photographic Division.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Murals
New deal art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11189
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Hugo Gellert papers, 1916-1986
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Archives of American Art
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A life class for adults at the Brooklyn Museum, under the auspice of the New York City WPA Art Project

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Subject:
United States. Works Progress Administration
United States. Works Projects Administration
Works Progress Administration
Great Depression
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Date:
ca. 1935
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Art--Study and teaching
Federal aid to the arts
New Deal, 1933-1939
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11039
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
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Archives of American Art
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Artists on WPA

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Artist:
Moses Soyer, born Borisoglebsk, Russia 1899-died New York City 1974
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
36 1/8 x 42 1/8 in. (91.7 x 107.0 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1935
Topic:
Figure group
Occupation\art\painter
Figure group\artist and model
History\United States\Depression Era
Figure(s) in interior\studio
New Deal\Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project\New York City
Object\furniture\chair
Object\art tool\palette
Object\art tool\artist's brush
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Soyer
Object number:
1968.61
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1st Floor, South Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Untitled (detail of figure: historic survey panel, mural study, Cultural Activities of the WPA, WPA Building, New York World's Fair, 1939)

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Artist:
Anton Refregier, born Moscow, Russia 1905-died Moscow, Russia 1979
Medium:
oil on paper
Dimensions:
sight 53 1/2 x 47 1/2 in. (38.5 x 20.7 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1939
Topic:
Figure male
Study
Miscellaneous\mural
New Deal\Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project\New York City
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Lila Refregier
Object number:
1979.45.8
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Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

First Color Study, Exhibition Hall, Community Center, New York World's Fair (perspective sketch for mural, Cultural Activities in the WPA, WPA Building)

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Artist:
Anton Refregier, born Moscow, Russia 1905-died Moscow, Russia 1979
Medium:
oil and pencil on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 20 x 15 1/8 in. (50.8 x 38.3 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1938
Topic:
Figure group
Study
History\United States\1939 World's Fair
New Deal\Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project\New York City
Architecture Interior\civic\community center
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1979.45.7
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Insignia, 6th Pursuit Squadron, United States Army Air Corps

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC); 6th Pursuit Squadron insignia; blue masonite board with yellow circle' in its middle is a skull and rotating propeller blades around it.
Summary:
This series of United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy insignia was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. Paul Garber directed the painting of these insignia. They were originally on display in the aeronautical section of the Smithsonian "Tin Shed".
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057002
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum

Insignia, 96th Bombardment Squadron, United States Army Air Corps

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC); 96th Bombardment Squadron; dark blue masonit with a black triangle with a white boarder; in the tringle bright orange demon, holding a white aerial bomb in its right hand.
Summary:
This series of United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy insignia was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. Paul Garber directed the painting of these insignia. They were originally on display in the aeronautical section of the Smithsonian "Tin Shed".
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057004
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum

Insignia, 13th Attack Squadron, United States Army Air Corps

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) 13th Attack Squadron insignia; blue masonite board with running skeleton and bloody scythe in black circle.
Summary:
This series of United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy insignia was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. Paul Garber directed the painting of these insignia. They were originally on display in the aeronautical section of the Smithsonian "Tin Shed".
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057005
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum

Insignia, 90th Attack Squadron, United States Army Air Corps

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) 90th Attack Squadron insignia; blue masonite with two red dice with white dot faces.
Summary:
This series of United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy insignia was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. Paul Garber directed the painting of these insignia. They were originally on display in the aeronautical section of the Smithsonian "Tin Shed".
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057006
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum

Insignia, 70th Service Squadron, United States Army Air Corps

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) 70th Service Squadron insignia; dark blue masonite with a white moon rise depicted in the background; a black shadowed profile of a person releasing a bird.
Summary:
This series of United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy insignia was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. Paul Garber directed the painting of these insignia. They were originally on display in the aeronautical section of the Smithsonian "Tin Shed".
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057008
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum

Insignia, 4th Photo Section, United States Army Air Corps

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) 4th Photo Section insignia; blue Masonite with centered white circle; 4 aerial cameras form a compass.
Summary:
This series of United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy insignia was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. Paul Garber directed the painting of these insignia. They were originally on display in the aeronautical section of the Smithsonian "Tin Shed".
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057009
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum

Insignia, 2nd Balloon Company, United States Army Air Corps

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) 2nd Balloon Company insignia; blue masonite with white circle; white observation balloon with seven golden stars above it inside the circle.
Summary:
This series of United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy insignia was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. Paul Garber directed the painting of these insignia. They were originally on display in the aeronautical section of the Smithsonian "Tin Shed".
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057011
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum

Insignia, 12th Observation Group, United States Army Air Corps

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army Air Corps 12th Observation Group insignia; enamel on masonite; hunter green background; Canadian goose depicted; navy blue ring with yellow edge band and yellow letter text "OBSERVE AND REPORT"; white center disc.
Summary:
This series of United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy insignia was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. Paul Garber directed the painting of these insignia. They were originally on display in the aeronautical section of the Smithsonian "Tin Shed".
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057012
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum

Insignia, 49th Bombardment Group, United States Army Air Corps

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army Air Corps 49th Bombardment Group insignia; enamel on masonite; silver background with a wolf's head depicted; the wolf's head is surrounded by two concentric blue rings.
Summary:
This series of United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy insignia was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. Paul Garber directed the painting of these insignia. They were originally on display in the aeronautical section of the Smithsonian "Tin Shed".
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057013
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum

Insignia, Hawaiian Squadron, United States Army Air Corps

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army Air Corps Hawaiian Squadron insignia; United States bald eagle national seal depicted with a center shield over its chest divided per pale nebuly, winged skull depicted on the shield.
Summary:
This series of United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy insignia was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. Paul Garber directed the painting of these insignia. They were originally on display in the aeronautical section of the Smithsonian "Tin Shed".
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057015
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum

Insignia, 118th Observation Squadron, United States Army Air Corps

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army Air Corps 118th Observation Squadron Connecticut National Guard insignia; enamel on masonite; hunter green background; the Connecticut Colonial secretary depicted running with the colonial charter in his hand; yellow background disc with black edge.
Summary:
This series of United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy insignia was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. Paul Garber directed the painting of these insignia. They were originally on display in the aeronautical section of the Smithsonian "Tin Shed".
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057014
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum

Insignia, Spa. 75, French Air Force

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1935
Physical Description:
Insignia, Escadrille Spa. 75, maroon background with gold, black, and white charognard (vulture) depicted in flight. A strip of paper reads "SPA 75- French".
Summary:
This insignia of Escadrille Spa. 75 is one of a series of military and civilian aeronautical insignias sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. The Smithsonian's first curator of Aeronautics, Paul Garber, directed the painting of their painting for display in the aeronautical section located in the "Tin Shed" on the National Mall.
Escadrille Spa 75 is a fighter squadron of the French Air Force created on July 13, 1916 during the First World War . The squadron has been in operation almost without interruption since its formation.
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360056005
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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Insignia, 4th Composite Group, United States Army Air Corps

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army Air Corps 4th Composite Group Insignia; blue enamel shield with yellow sun burst in upper right corner; green enamel bar sinister with four black Maltese crosses; shield surmounted by ornithosaurian eagle; black enamel text "UP AND AT 'EM" on lower silver scroll.
Summary:
This is an example of the 4th Composite Group insignia. The unit was formed from 2nd, 3nd and 28th Aero Squadrons in 1919. In 1920s, the group was transferred from Mitchell Field, New York to the Philippines. The Air Corps disbanded the group as an organizational unit in November 1941 a few weeks prior to the outbreak of war in the Pacific on December 7, 1941.
This 4th Composite Group insignia is one of a series of United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy insignia that was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. Paul Garber directed the painting of these insignia. They were originally on display in the aeronautical section of the Smithsonian "Tin Shed".
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum

Insignia, 21st Airship Group, United States Army Air Corps

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Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
United States Army Air Corps 21st Airship Group painted insignia; green shield with black horizontal center stripe; white duck, sheep, and rooster depicted on black stripe; shield surmounted by sun god Helios in blue and yellow; black text "SIC ITUR AD ASTRA" on lower yellow scroll. Paper strip has been affixed to the bottom of the tile and reads "Army 21st Airship Group". Background of board is teal.
Summary:
This is the insignia of the 21st Airship Group. It is one of a series of United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy insignia sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art Program. Paul Garber directed the painting of these insignia. They were originally on display in the aeronautical section of the Smithsonian "Tin Shed".
The 21st Airship Group was formed at Scott Field, Illinois, on June 26, 1922 from the units of the I Corps Balloon Corps. Between the Wars, the group was the only active lighter-than-air headquarters in the Air Servce and then the Army Air Corps. With no need for lighter than air units, the Air Corps disbanded the unit on May 27, 1939.
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057010
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum

Employment and Activities poster for the WPA's Federal Art Project

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Creator:
Works Progress Administration
Type:
Printed/Published Materials
Date:
1936
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 poster
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Depressions
Federal aid to the arts
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11772
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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