Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 48

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200


USA Work Program / WPA.
Color lithograph poster, paper. 800x800 mm, 31 1/2x31 1/2 inches. U.S. Government Printing Office, circa 1936.

These posters were printed in enormous quantity and used across the country to designate work sites that were being funded and manned by the Works Projects Administration. The hand-stencilled numbers refer to the specific area and project being undertaken where this poster would have been posted. Given how many of these would have been printed, very few of them have survived and even fewer have come to market. Rare.