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Works Progress Administration: Federal Art Project Photographs

A work made of black and white photographic prints..

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  • A work made of black and white photographic prints..




WPA Federal Art Project
Works Progress Administration

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Approximately 500 black-and-white photographs document artworks produced in Chicago under various federal programs: the Federal Art Project; the Index of American Design; the South Side [Chicago] Community Art Center; and the Illinois Craft Project. The collection includes images of easel paintings, sculptures, murals, decorative arts, and illustrations for The Index of American Design.

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Works Progress Administration: Federal Art Project Photographs

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Black and white photographic prints.


1 portfolio: H.: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

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