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Name Works Progress Administration

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Image of P533 - Witonski, Ted

P533 - Witonski, Ted

Etching by Ted Witonski (b. 1912) of a dentist working on a patient.

Image of P020 - Webb, Albert J.

P020 - Webb, Albert J.

Etching of figures on a street with objects for sale by Albert J. Webb (b. 1891).

Image of 71.19 - Clark, Claude

71.19 - Clark, Claude

Painting tilted "Cane Cutting" by Claude Clark (1915 - 2001)

Image of P247 - Becker, Fred

P247 - Becker, Fred

Wood engraving by Fred Becker (1913-2004) of a group of musicians performing, 1937.

Image of P011 - Sanger, Isaac J.

P011 - Sanger, Isaac J.

An ariel view of Collegiate Church on a city street corner, wood engraving by Isaac J. Sanger (1889-1986).

Image of P012 - Anderson, Carlos

P012 - Anderson, Carlos

Lithograph by Carlos Anderson (1904-1978). The print depicts people choosing books and reading outdoors. The original Reading Room began in August of 1935 as a public response to the Depression Era job losses in New York. Many people did not have anywhere to go during the day, and no prospects for jobs. The New York Public Library opened the “Open Air Library” to give these out-of-work businessmen and intellectuals a place to go where they did not need money, a valid address, a library card, or any identification to enjoy the reading materials. The 1935 Reading Room consisted of several benches, a few book and magazine cases, and a table with a beach umbrella for the five librarians wh

Image of P013 - Olds, Elizabeth

P013 - Olds, Elizabeth

Lithograph by Elizabeth Olds (1896-1991) of people reading.

Image of P014 - Botts, Hugh

P014 - Botts, Hugh

Etching by Hugh Botts (1904-1964) of boat and city skyline from a vantage point near the water.

Image of P015 - Lowengrund, Margaret

P015 - Lowengrund, Margaret

Lithograph by Margaret Lowengrund (1902-1957) of the view from above an elevated train, ca. 1935.

Image of P016 - Schreiber, Georges

P016 - Schreiber, Georges

Lithograph by Georges Schreiber (1904-1977) of spectators in an upper balcony, 1936.

Image of P017 - Soyer, Isaac

P017 - Soyer, Isaac

Isaac Soyer's (1902-1981) print, done in 1936 for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration, depicts two black women on their hands and knees, washing a checkered tile floor. The woman nearest to the viewer prepares her rag while the woman behind is completely bent over, already scrubbing. The setting is ambiguous; no details are forthcoming except for the pattern of the floor. The space could be a kitchen, rest room, subway corridor, or something altogether different. Perspective and foreshortening are inaccurate; the floor tilts uo too much and there is clearly a disparity of scale between the figures. Much of the space surrounding them is heavily shaded in. These areas o

Image of P018 - Schreiber, Georges

P018 - Schreiber, Georges

Lithograph by Georges Schreiber (1904-1977) of Washington Square from a high vantage point.

Image of P019 - Raboy, Mac

P019 - Raboy, Mac

Wood engraving of two boys with string crouched down and peering through a grate by Mac Raboy (1914-1967).

Image of P242 - Artman, Jean

P242 - Artman, Jean

Lithograph by Jean Artman (1887-1953) of men hanging around an employment agency.

Image of P244 - Bard, Phil

P244 - Bard, Phil

Lithograph by Phil Bard (1912-1966) of a surreal image of swimmers.

Image of P220 - Abelman, Ida

P220 - Abelman, Ida

Lithograph by Ida Abelman (b. 1910) of five of children playing at night.

Image of P224 - Ajay, Abraham

P224 - Ajay, Abraham

Lithograph of a man with a ring and a jeweler's loupe by Abraham Ajay (1919-1989).

Image of P229 - Ajay, Abraham

P229 - Ajay, Abraham

Lithograph by Abraham Ajay (1919 -1998) of a rural landscape with a church steeple.

Image of P234 - Anchel, Harold

P234 - Anchel, Harold

Lithograph of figures dancing while a band performs by Harold Anchel (1912-1980).

Image of P235 - Anchel, Harold

P235 - Anchel, Harold

Lithograph by Harold Anchel (1912-1980) of figures engaged in various activities on the stoop and sidewalk in front of a brownstone.