Item: Horatio C. Forjohn Defense Steel art print, 1932

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Record Number: 6070
Box/Case: 1
Folder: 19
Artist: Forjohn, Horatio C.
Date of Original: circa 1932
Original Format: Prints
Inscription text: "Defense Steel." H.C. Forjohn. WPA Art Program.
Inscription location: below image
Image description: "Defense Steel" print by Horatio C. Forjohn. Product of WPA Art Program.

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.