: Dated 1936, this is a photograph of a painting by Albert Loose which is one of a series of six panels representing various stages of organic evolutions. This painting shows four birds, the wood thrush, parrot, California cuckoo, and kinglet. Painted in the spring of 1936 by the Works Progress Administration Art Project in Dayton, Ohio, these oil paintings measured 36 inches x 30 inches. The photograph is embossed by the photographer, Sam R. Kremer. This photograph is one of the many visual materials collected for use in the 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_047_001 Subjects
: Federal Art Project; Art, American--Ohio--20th century--Exhibitions;Birds--North America--Pictorial works Places
: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)