Feb 04 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2557 -

Sale 2557 - Lot 4

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

KATHERINE MILHOUS (1894-1977)


Visit Pennsylvania / Where Pre - Revolutionary Costumes Still Survive.
Poster, linen-backed. 590x482 mm, 23 1/4x19 inches. Circa 1936.

"Katherine Milhous created some of the most distinctive posters produced by the WPA. She was a supervisor of the FAP [Federal Arts Project] in Philadelphia (her birthplace and lifelong home), from 1935-1940. . . . Her deep affection for the locality's history and people is apparent in her depictions of the Amish and Mennonites" (WPA p. 164). This is one of a series of at least eight posters she designed for the Pennsylvania Works Progress Administration, all having to do with rural Pennsylvania Dutch culture. WPA 302, Posters for the People p. 74.