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Court of First Model Tenement House in New York

Subject:
Abbott, Berenice
Works Progress Administration
Type:
Archival Materials
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1936 Mar. 16
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w
Summary:
Court of First Model Tenement House in New York, part of Berenice Abbott's "Changing New York" photography series for the WPA
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11060
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Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
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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:
Archival Materials
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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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:
Archival Materials
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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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
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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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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

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Creator:
Works Progress Administration
Type:
Archival Materials
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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Collection
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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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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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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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New Deal art programs in New Jersey selected records, 1934-1942

Creator:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.J.)
Public Works of Art Project
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture
Type:
Collections
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
10 microfilm reels.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Approximately half the records relate to the Historical Records Survey's portrait survey, 1940-1941. The remainder are records of the Indian Site Survey, 1936-1942, a WPA program operating under the Division of Professional Service Projects, and to a lesser degree, the Public Works of Art Project, the Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture, the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project and its predecessor, the Civil Works Administration.
Citation:
New Deal art programs in New Jersey selected records, 1934-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels NDA/TN1-NDA/TN10 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the State Library, Trenton, N.J. after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
The New Deal art programs were primarily administered under the Treasury Department and the Works Progress Administration (later the Work Projects Administration) as relief measures for unemployed artists. The Historical Records Survey (HRS) had its origins in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Civil Works Administration. In 1935 it came under the auspices of the Federal Writers' Project and eventually was designated as an independent program under Federal Project No. One. The projects, ideally suited for white collar workers, employed individuals to survey, classify and collect historical records. One program of the HRS was the survey of American portraits in public buildings. The Indian Site Survey was a WPA-New Jersey state-wide project operating under the Division of Professional and Service Projects, and sponsored by the New Jersey State Museum and the Archeaological Society of New Jersey.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by the New Jersey State Library, Trenton, N.J.
Guide:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Federal aid to public welfare
Federal aid to the arts
New Deal, 1933-1939
Painting, American
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9794
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212232
AAA_collcode_histrecs
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Oregon FAP records, 1936-1939

Creator:
Federal Art Project (Or.)
Subject:
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd
United States.Work Projects Administration
Works Progress Administration
Type:
Collections
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
15 items (on partial microfilm reel).
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Typescript of a speech given by Harry Hopkins, FAP bulletins, reports, and some correspondence.
Citation:
Oregon FAP records, 1936-1939. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel NDA 1 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to Margery Hoffman Smith after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
The Federal Art Project (FAP) fell under the jurisdiction of Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA was established in May 1935 specifically as a work relief program for the millions of individuals left unemployed during the Depression. Its name changed to the Work Projects Administration in 1939 when it fell under the administrative hand of the newly created Federal Works Agency. The FAP was created in August 1935 to aid unemployed artists, following the precedent set by the Public Works of Art Project and other Treasury department art relief projects. Holger Cahill was appointed director of the FAP and remained in that position throughout its existence. Harry Hopkins was the administrator for the WPA.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Margery Hoffman Smith.
Guide:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Federal aid to the arts
Federal aid to the public welfare
New Deal, 1933-1939
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9803
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212241
AAA_collcode_fedeartp06
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