• Liz Publika

Free Federal Metal Craft Classes & Industrial Trade Training Programs From the 1930s: A visual essay

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Contributor: Unknown

Created / Published: Federal Art Project, WPA in New York [between 1936 and 1938]

Summary: Free summer art classes for children: Drawing and painting, metal craft, sculpture, pottery, lithography at Queensboro Community Art Center.


Contributor: Rothstein, Jerome Henry

Created / Published: Federal Art Project, WPA in New York [between 1936 and 1938]

Summary: Hundreds are receiving free instruction: Drawing, painting, weaving, lithography, sculpture, etching, metal craft, photography, costume illustration [at] Harlem Community Art Center.


Contributor: Rothstein, Jerome Henry

Created / Published: Federal Art Project, WPA in New York [between 1936 and 1939]

Summary: Craft school Pottery: modeling, weaving, painting, drawing, woodcarving, sewing, needlework, metalwork, photography.


Contributor: Anish, Blanche L.

Created / Published: Federal Art Project, WPA in Ohio, 1937

Summary: Poster promoting occupations in the industrial arts, such as carpenter, machine shop worker, molder, painter, paint sprayer, and sheet metal worker, showing men engaged in the various jobs.


Contributor: Radin, Peter

Created / Published: Federal Art Project in Ohio, WPA, 1937

Summary: Poster promoting occupations in the industrial arts, such as radio repairman, compositor, blue print worker, draftsman, teacher of industrial arts, pressman, cabinet maker, and electrician, showing cog wheel and factory.


Contributor: Anish, Blanche L.

Created / Published: Federal Art Project, WPA in Ohio, 1937

Summary: Poster announcing training opportunities in airplane mechanics in such areas as airplane factory worker, airport worker, aero rigger mechanic, and airplane mechanic.



Note* Images and descriptions via Library of Congress.



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