In response to the wide spread unemployment caused by Great Depression, Presdient Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration initiated the Work Progress Administration (WPA). The Museum Extension Project (MEP) was a sub agency of the WPA's Professional and Service Division. Between 1935 and 1943 the WPA MEP created approximately 1 million objects to help children learn while providing jobs to an average of 1200 people who otherwise would have been unemployed.. Tonight we are listing two of the original WPA Dioramas depicting American Indians.The first Diorama measures 10" long by 13" wide by 8 ¾. On the top is a label marked 45-MD-8 Grinding Corn, Hopi.
The Diorama depicts two handmade pottery Indians inside a Hopi home. On one side there are drying ears of corn and on the other side a Hopi woman is grinding corn. The second WPA Diorama measures the same size and depicts Hopi Indians making pottery. There is a label on the top but it is too worn to read.. There is no reserve on this circa 1940s WPA American Indian Dioramas.We are listing them together and without any reserve.. We list quality antiques, art, & collectibles every day and you never know what you might find listed without any reserve! We promise to list only the very best antiques and collectibles, and we also promise to describe every flaw and detail. Please read all of the information down below so that you understand exactly how we do business. We also assure you that we properly and professionally pack every item as well as fully insure each package. This dispute will be closed within 4 days after being opened and the item will be re-listed. Thank you for your interest in our auctions! The item "2 Antique WPA Folk Art Native American Indian Diorama Making Hopi Pottery" is in sale since Monday, October 26, 2015. This item is in the category "Art\Art from Dealers & Resellers\Folk Art & Primitives".
The seller is "wwolst12" and is located in Cumberland, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia.