WPA Handicraft Project Wall Hanging Poster

WPA Handicraft Project Wall Hanging Poster

  • Metal frame
  • 28 X 20 inches
  • $20 flat fee shipping
  • This framed vintage poster is a photograph of a wall hanging titled The Workers, created around 1935 by Florence Kawa for the Milwaukee Handicraft Project under the federal government’s Works Progress Administration. The block printed wall hanging was presented to Eleanor Roosevelt and is now part of the American Textiles Collection at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

  • The Federal Art Project was part of the Great Depression-era Works Progress Administration, a Federal One program. Funded under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, it operated from August 1935 until June 1943. It was created as a relief measure to employ artists and artisans to create murals, easel paintings, sculpture, graphic art, posters, photography, Index of American Design documentation, museum and theater scenic design, and arts and crafts. The Federal Art Project operated community art centers throughout the country where craft workers and artists worked, exhibited, and educated others.The project created more than 200,000 separate works, some of them among the most significant pieces of public art in the country.