1930s PWA FDR Roosevelt era Antique Map Original Poster
PRINTED BY: U.S. Geological Society
AGE: c 1930's lithograph
ARTIST: printed C.H.W., the graphic designer, poster artist, illustrator
CONDITION: A, mint condition, linen mounted, beautiful!
This is a wonderful American historical pictorial piece of the New Deal WPA (Works Project Administration) era. Created by the National Industrial Recovery Act on June 16, 1933, the Public Works Administration (PWA) was budgeted several billion dollars tfor construction of public works as a means of providing employment, improving public welfare, and starting a revival of American industry. When FDR moved industry toward war production and abandoned his opposition to deficit spending, the PWA became irrelevant and was abolished in June 1941.
This old poster is an illustrative look at many of the works completed by the PWA. The detail is very fine and an interesting historical piece. The illustrations exemplify Waterway development, Conservation, Bridges, Housing Development, Flood control, Hospitals, Health, Schools, Museums, Defense, Power, Transportation and many more projects. The poster is archivally linen backed and ready for framing. We bought these years ago in the 1990's from an old 1930's printer's lot, mint. It is very rare and beautiful. We have 1 total on fresh linen 2019, stunning.
You also may also email Debra about buying one unmounted here. This American piece sold at NYC Swann Auction for $2160 in 2012.
Size: 24 X 34 inches
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