The illustrator Arthur Getz (1913-1998) had 213 of his drawings published as New Yorker covers over the course of a long career. As a young artist, he also completed murals for the Federal Art Project from 1939 to 1942. Offered here are his personal files relating to 3 of those projects, all at rural post offices: "Early Commerce in Erie Canal Region" in Lancaster, NY; "Harvest" in Bronson, MI; and "Cotton Field" in Luverne, AL. Each project is represented by a pair of mounted photographs of the preliminary "cartoon" sketch facing the finished mural, mounted on a folding piece of heavy artist's board for a total presentation of about 4 x 21 inches. Each is also documented by an official typescript of his project contract. In addition, the Lancaster mural is represented by a color transparency and 8 photographs; the Bronson mural by 5 photographs; and the Luverne mural by a color transparency and 3 photographs. Last is a photograph of his submission for a Social Security Building mural competition.
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