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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Prints from the Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project
1935-1943
 PR 345

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 04, 2019
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Biographical/Historical Note

The Federal Art Project (1935-1943) was a Depression-era relief program run by the Works Progress Administration. The art project employed thousands of artists across the United States to create paintings, murals, photographs, and other art forms for the public. This collection includes a relatively small number of the thousands of "portable" works, specifically prints from New York City, created during the program.