Jan 25, 2024 - Sale 2657

Sale 2657 - Lot 64

Price Realized: $ 7,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000


USA Work Program / WPA.
Color lithograph poster, paper. 800x800 mm, 31½x31½ inches. U.S. Government Printing Office. 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-stenciled numbers refer to the specific area and project being undertaken where the poster would have been posted - in this case, the project designated as No. 165 81 1083 (road graveling) was in Adams County, Hastings, Nebraska. Given how many of these would have been printed, very few of them have survived and even fewer have come to market. Rare.