Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 133

Price Realized: $ 2,340
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Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
DESIGNER UNKNOWN WOMEN WORK FOR VICTORY / WPA. 1942.
26x18 inches, 66x45 3/4 cm. Conn. WPA Poster, [Connecticut.]
Condition B: expertly-repaired tears from top and bottom edges, through image and text; minor creases and restoration in margins and image. Silkscreen.
The final years of the Works Progress Administration overlapped with America's involvement in the Second World War, and many of the posters produced by the WPA in 1942 and 1943 were geared towards the war effort. While this poster predates the universally recognized Rosie the Riveter, it is predicated on the same wartime need to have women join the workforce to replace men who have joined the military and gone overseas to fight. Rare. Resnick 44.