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image of An appeal to all citizens and residents of New York City ... Call you to attend a mass protest rally against unemployment at City Hall, Saturday, March 23 - 11 a.m.

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New York: Workers Alliance of New York, 1940. Leaflet, paper browned with minor chipping on the edges, printed on one side only, all text, 8.5x11 inches. Workers Alliance by 1940 was closely associated with the Communist Party with a large percentage of its members drawn from WPA employees.
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What price relief

by Socialist Party

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Published
1935
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£18.72

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New York: Socialist Party, 1935. Six panel brochure, very good condition, 4x9 inches. SP attack on Mayor LaGuardia for implementing a sales tax, demands for higher wages & protections for WPA workers.
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image of Jacob Lawrence: thirty years of prints, (1963-1993). A catalogue raisonné

Jacob Lawrence: thirty years of prints, (1963-1993). A catalogue raisonné

by Lawrence, Jacob, essay by Patricia Hills, edited with an introduction and catalogue by Peter Nesbett

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Published
1994
ISBN
9780295973579
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£14.98

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Seattle: Francine Seders Gallery Ltd. in association with University of Washington Press, 1994. Paperback. 64p., 9.5x9.5 inches, essays, notes, bibliogtraphy, CV, lightly-used exhibition catalogue illustrated with color and b&w reproductions and photos, paperback in pictorial wraps. African American artist and printmaker born in New Jersey, raised in Harlem and an artist for the Federal Art Project and the WPA.… Read more
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image of Federal encroachment upon the field of education in Texas

Federal encroachment upon the field of education in Texas

by Guleke, J.O.

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Published
1936
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£22.47

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Washington DC: American Liberty League, 1936. 10p., staplebound pamphlet, some underlining and marginalia. Decries WPA projects related to education in Texas as unconstitutional interference in local affairs. "The resolution and statement herein contained were presented to the Board of Education by one of its members at the meeting of October 14, 1935. Though the Board declined to adopt it,… Read more
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image of Effects of the Works Program on rural relief. A survey of rural relief cases closed in seven states, July through November 1935

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Washington: GPO, 1938. Paperback. xxiv, 115p., wraps, spine worn and faded else good condition, 7x10 inches. The seven states are Montana, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, West Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. Works Progress Administration. Division of Social Research, research monograph 13.
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image of Labor relations in the United States. Picketing. Part 3: Documents; Part 4. Statutes on picketing; Part 5. sec.1. Table of cases - sec. 2. Cases on picketing, by states -  sec.3. Cases in "Law and labor" on picketing

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[New York]: [WPA], 1937. Staplebound packet, each section individually paginated, mimeographed 8.5x11 inch pages, last page with edge tear. One half of a WPA-produced bibliography; the volume with Parts 1 and 2 not present.
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image of Relief and work standards. Containing H.R. 11186,  The Marcantonio Relief and Work Projects Standard Bill and an introduction by Herbert Benjamin

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New York: National Joint Action Committee for Genuine Social Insurance, 1936. Pamphlet. 30p., wraps a bit worn and stained, else good condition, 5x7.25 inches.
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image of Coit Tower San francisco, its history and art. 50th anniversary edition, 1983-84

Coit Tower San francisco, its history and art. 50th anniversary edition, 1983-84

by Jewett, Masha Zakheim and Don Beatty [color photogrpahs]

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Published
1983
ISBN
9780912078755
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£16.48

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San Francisco: Volcano Press, 1983. Paperback. 136p., extensive color illustrations ("94 full-color photographs of the murals") plus text descriptions, numerous b&w period photography, softbound in 8x5.5 inch color wraps. Perfectly sound, clean, and unmarked. A very good copy. Includes short biographies of the artists.
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image of Thirty-five Engravings by Hogarth, Master Satirist

Thirty-five Engravings by Hogarth, Master Satirist

by Benson, E.M., preparer

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Published
1943
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np: Federal Art Project, Works Progress Administration, 1943. 8p., stapled wraps, 5.75 x 8.5 inches, lightly worn else very good condition. Exhibition catalog for an exhibit of Hogarth's engravings, containing a brief biography, a list of engravings, and a few quotes from Hogarth. No illustrations except for the one on the cover. Cover designed by Lewis Jacobs.… Read more
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Coit Tower San francisco, its history and art. 50th anniversary edition, 1983-84

by Jewett, Masha Zakheim and Don Beatty [color photogrpahs]

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1983
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9780912078755
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£18.72

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San Francisco: Volcano Press, 1983. Paperback. 136p., extensive color illustrations ("94 full-color photographs of the murals") plus text descriptions, numerous b&w period photography, softbound in 8x5.5 inch color wraps; inscribed & signed by Jewett on half-title to historian Lynn Bonfield ("I'm indebted to your archival work!"). Perfectly sound and clean, and except for salutation, unmarked. A very good copy.… Read more
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image of Pre-Hispanic Frescoes in the Rio Grande Valley

Pre-Hispanic Frescoes in the Rio Grande Valley

by Hewett, Edgar L.

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Published
1938
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Santa Fe NM: Archaeological Institute of America, 1938. Pamphlet. 14p., text and six b&w fullpage photos; softbound pamphlet in plain printed 7.5x5.5 inch stapled grey wraps. Absolutely clean and sound, a very nice exemplar. Papers of the School of American Research. Content first read to conferees in Seville in 1935; "it is now brought down to date. The work… Read more
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Closing Report San Francisco Bay Exposition, Sponsor for the Golden Gate International Exposition

by Bottorff, H. C., executive vice-president and general manager

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Published
1941
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£33.70

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San Francisco: the exposition, 1941. 132p., mimeographed recto-only leaves on slightly spongy but alkaline leaves, softbound upright 13x8.2 inch booklet, staple-fastened with binder's-tape header over plain printed marigold-yellow cover sheets. Has bits of fray at either end of the tape, mild dust-soil and minuscule stain to covers, text-stock is clean and scarcely toned, a bright, very good copy signed… Read more
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image of Annual report of the governor of the Virgin Islands to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1939

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Washington DC: GPO, 1939. iv, 24p., ink stain on front wrap else very good in staplebound wraps. Includes reports on status of WPA projects.
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Rayon, Nylon and Glass Fibers

by Compiled by the workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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Published
1945
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£93.61

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Chicago: Albert Whitman & Co, 1945. Hardcover. 48p. illustrations, two of wihch are full page color. first edition, very good. Some browning to endpapers. Price clipped dust jacket shows wear, rubbing and loss along spine including about a 3/4 inch hole near the top. Series price is agressively inked over at top rear flap. Both front and rear… Read more
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image of Los Angeles. A Guide to the City and its Environs completely revised second edition

Los Angeles. A Guide to the City and its Environs completely revised second edition

by Workers of the Writer's Program of the Work Projects Administration

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Published
1951
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New York: Hastings House, 1951. Hardcover. liv, 441p. Originally published in 1941, this "completely revised second edition" from 1951 is about good, Bookplate and contemporary bookstoresticker to front pastedoiwn endpaper. Price clipped dust jacket worn and torn with internal, inexpert tape reinforcement to top and bottom edges. American Guide Series.
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image of Federal Theatre presents "The sun and I": [program/playbill]

Federal Theatre presents "The sun and I": [program/playbill]

by Federal Theatre/WPA, Barry & Leona Stavis

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1937
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New York: Federal Theatre/WPA, 1937. 4p. playbill/program, 6x9 inches, cast, scene synopsis, theatre plan, crew, small ink notation "Fed. Thea." on cover otherwise very good pamphlet, blue text on semi-glossy white stock. This is the playbill for the production which opened at the Adelphi Theatre in February 1937 and starred Canada Lee and Rex Ingram.
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image of The Federal Theatre presents "Two-a-day" a cavalcade of vaudeville [programme/playbill]

The Federal Theatre presents "Two-a-day" a cavalcade of vaudeville [programme/playbill]

by Stone, Gene & Jack Robinson, Federal Theatre Project

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1939
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Hollywood: The Playgoer/Hollywood Playhouse, 1939. Magazine. 32p. includes covers5.75x8.5 inches, program for the show, ads, very good playbill in stapled green printed wraps. This musical comedy review/history of vaudeville was one of the final productions for the Federal Theatre and ran from 10/29/1938 - 5/14/1939 in Hollywood on Las Palms. Halle Flanagan gives the production a long paragraph review… Read more
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image of Federal Theatre presents "Processional: U.S.A. 1925": Maxine Elliott's Theatre [program/playbill]

Federal Theatre presents "Processional: U.S.A. 1925": Maxine Elliott's Theatre [program/playbill]

by Federal Theatre/WPA, John Howard Lawson

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Published
1937
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New York: Federal Theatre/WPA, 1937. 4 panel playbill/program, 6x9 inches, cast, scene synopsis, theatre plan, crew, laid-in is a folded 8.5x11 inch mimeographed handbill advertising a Federal Music Project presentation of the NY State Symphonic Band under the direction of Creator on November 6th, 1937, very good pamphlet, blue text on semi-glossy white stock. This is the playbill… Read more
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image of Federal Theatre presents "Prologue to glory": Maxine Elliott's Theatre [program/playbill]

Federal Theatre presents "Prologue to glory": Maxine Elliott's Theatre [program/playbill]

by Federal Theatre/WPA, E. P. Conkle

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1938
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New York: Federal Theatre/WPA, 1938. 6 panel playbill/program, 6x9 inches, cast bios, theatre plan, crew, faint dampstain at bottom edge else very good pamphlet, blue text on semi-glossy white stock. This is the playbill for the initial production of E.P. Conkle's historical drama which opened at the Maxine Elliot Theatre March 17 1938.
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image of Ray Boynton and the Mother Lode: the Depression Years, The Oakland Museum History Special gallery May 4 through August 15, 1976

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Oakland: The Oakland Museum, 1976. Paperback. 62p., 12x8 inches landscape format, introduction, preface, biography, bibliography, remembrances, memoirs, catalog of the exhibition, illustrated with photos and reproductions, very good slim trade catalog in pictorial wraps. Boynton was a WPA artist who visited the Gold Country of California in the 1930s and illustrated what he saw there.
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