: This poster titled "Ohio Paintings," is done in silk screen oil by painter Stanley Clough. It advertises an art exhibit at 4300 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. Works Project Administration posters like this one were made from 1936 to 1943, funded as part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. The posters were originally silk screen, wood cut or lithographs, and were to publicize health and safety programs, cultural programs, travel and tourism, educational programs and community activities in seventeen states and the District of Columbia. This poster is one of many visual items collected for publication in Ohio Guide. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration by executive order to create jobs for the large numbers of unemployed laborers, as well as artists, musicians, actors, and writers. The Federal Arts Program, a sector of the Works Progress Administration, included the Federal Writers’ Project, one of the primary goals of which was to complete the America Guide series, a series of guidebooks for each state which included state history, art, architecture, music, literature, and points of interest to the major cities and tours throughout the state. Work on the Ohio Guide began in 1935 with the publication of several pamphlets and brochures. The Reorganization Act of 1939 consolidated the Works Progress Administration and other agencies into the Federal Works Administration, and the Federal Writers’ Project became the Federal Writers’ Project in Ohio. The final product was published in 1940 and went through several editions. The Ohio Guide Collection consists of 4,769 photographs collected for use in Ohio Guide and other publications of the Federal Writers’ Project in Ohio from 1935-1939.
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: SA1039AV_B12F09_031_001 Subjects
: Ohio; Posters; Works Progress Administration; Art exhibits; Works Progress Administration; Ohio Federal Writers' Project Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)