Item: Philadelphia William Penn House WPA landmark print, circa 1933-1941

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Record Number: 1737
Box/Case: WPA Misc. Textiles, Theater & Posters Box
Reproduction restrictions: Unknown
Address: Philadelphia, PA
Date of Original: 1933 - 1941
Original Format: Printed Matter
Image description: The Federal Arts Project was a branch of the Works Progress Administration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's massive work-relief effort. In its peak years, 1936 to 1938, the FAP employed 5,000 artists across the country, at a salary of $95 a month. They created murals, sculptures and paintings, taught community art classes to millions, and produced 2 million posters from 35,000 designs at a cost of about a dime each.