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[Coin Collection Can] Support WPA National Job March to Washington
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[Coin Collection Can] Support WPA National Job March to Washington

By [ORGANIZED LABOR] WORKS PROJECT ADMINISTRATION

Detroit, [1937]. Coin collection can to raise funds for the Job March on Washington held in 1937 and organized by the Workers Alliance after cuts were made to the WPA budget. Only 2500 marchers made it to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, this empty can (numbered in manuscript "no. 113") apparently not seeing any use. Additionally, because of the ill timing of the event (late August, 1937), the marchers found Congress "in the throes of adjournment fever and in no mood to consider unemployment and relief problems" (The Pittsburgh Press, August 22, 1937). Indeed, news articles from a couple months later look back on the job march as something of a non-event. Place of publication based on union slug. Tin can (13cm tall, 8 cm. in circumference), mounted buff paper label printed in orange, coin slot cut into top lid. Paper a bit toned and dust-soiled, else Very Good or better.

$250.00

Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection
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Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection

By [EVANS, Walker] KELLER, Judith

Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, [1995]. First Edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (28.5cm.); publisher's cloth in grey photo-illustrated dust jacket; xxii,410pp.; photographic illus. throughout. A hint of soil to textblock extremities, else Fine.

$60.00

Collection of Materials Relating to the Works Progress Administration for the City of New York Recreation Project: Puppet Teaching
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Collection of Materials Relating to the Works Progress Administration for the City of New York Recreation Project: Puppet Teaching

By [WPA - NEW YORK CITY]

New York: U.S. Works Progress Administration, 1939. Among the WPA's recreation projects was the Federal Theatre Project, which included the employment of puppeteers, the construction of marionette theaters, and puppet teaching. The present collection includes the following titles: 1. All Cloth Puppets. [5]ll. printed on rectos only; chiefly illus. Upper cover illustration signed in image "Tobi Kaye." Guide to making cloth puppets of a duck, a pig, a dog, and a bear (no cat, despite the cover art). Appears to be unlocated in OCLC as of April, 2018. 2. [Illustrated Broadside] Levin, Norman. Simple Border Lighting for Marionette Stage. Printed on pale yellow stock. Comprised of a three-figure guide to mounting the lighting for a small stage using colored lights. 3. Portable Hand Puppet Stage. [4]ll. printed on rectos only; illus. throughout. New Mexico only in OCLC as of April, 2018. 4. Puppet Teaching News Bulletin, Vol. III, no. 1, March, 1939. 9ll. printed on rectos only; illus. throughout. Includes a step-by-step guide to making a rod puppet and the entire text of the theatrical adaptation "The Mad Hatter's Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland." We find five locations in OCLC as of April, 2018, three in the United States (NYPL, Broward County (FL), and New Mexico). 5. Puppet Teaching News Bulletin, Vol. III, no. 2, Summer, 1939. 8ll. printed on rectos only. Covers the annual convention of the Puppeteers of America, a guide to assembling a block puppet, and the text of Agnes Haaga's play for puppets "The Knave of Hearts." 6. Step By Step Construction: The Cardboard Carton Stage. 3ll.; illus. New Mexico only in OCLC as of April, 2018. 7. We Turned the Table Upside Down for This Stage. [17]ll. printed on rectos only; illus. throughout. Collection of how-to's by various authors, several of the illustrations signed in image "Tobi Kaye." Includes various makeshift stages designed by Edith Thor, including the above-mentioned overturned table, a large arm chair, an apron, a "Chinese Gag Theatre," and a "Japanese Neck Theatre," in which the stage is hung around the neck of the puppeteer. Unlocated in OCLC as of April, 2018. Seven volumes including one broadside; quarto or oblong quarto; uniformly bound in pictorial staplebound self-wrappers of various colored stock; illus. throughout, all printed mimeograph from typescript. A hint of wear, one volume unevenly toned with short closed tear at spine edge not approaching text, a few volumes with ownership signature to upper cover, else a Very Good or better collection.

$750.00

Planning Our Resources
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Planning Our Resources

By [GREAT DEPRESSION] [NATIONAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE]

Washington DC: GPO, 1938. First Edition. Pamphlet. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed card wrappers; 35pp. Brief pencil annotation to front cover, else Fine. On the mission and accomplishments of the Depression-era National Resources Committee, the successor entity to the National Planning Board of the Public Works Administration.

$30.00

Worker Writers
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Worker Writers

By LE SUEUR, Meridel

[Minneapolis]: West End Press, 1982. First Thus. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's cream photo-illustrated staplebound card wrappers; unpaged. Minor wear to upper wrapper from previous dampstain, else Very Good and sound. Worker Writer Series no. 4. "A manual of writing developed by the author for the Minnesota Works Progress Administration, 1939" (upper cover).

$25.00

The Labor Force of the Philadelphia Radio Industry in 1936. Philadelphia Labor Market Studies Report No. P-2
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The Labor Force of the Philadelphia Radio Industry in 1936. Philadelphia Labor Market Studies Report No. P-2

By [WPA] PALMER, Gladys L and Ada M. Stoflet

Washington DC: National Research Project of the Works Progress Administration, 1938. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo. Stiff wrappers; 102pp. Wrappers have been laminated; deaccessioned from the library of the National Research Project, Philadelphia, with their ownership stamp and other indications of institutional use, including label ghosts and old adhesive remnants inside covers; a complete, unmarked reading copy.

$35.00

Music Unheard: An Anthology of Hitherto Unpublished Verse [Vol. I only]
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Music Unheard: An Anthology of Hitherto Unpublished Verse [Vol. I only]

By MANSFIELD, Margery, ed

New York: Henry Harrison, [1939]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's cloth in tan pictorial dust jacket printed in brown; 308,[12]pp. Jacket rather brittle with some chipping to extremities, rather substantial loss at bottom fore-edge corner of rear panel affecting publisher's advertisements with loss of meaning to approx. 9 lines of text, corners a bit bumped, else Very Good in Good or better jacket. We've noted two states of this Volume, this (no priority) with "Volume One" printed on title page verso. Includes poems by Stanton A. Coblentz, Louis Ginsberg (Allen's father), 23-year-old Stanley Kauffmann, and "W.P.A.," a poem by Alberta M. Paris.

$35.00

Music Unheard: An Anthology of Hitherto Unpublished Verse [Vol. I only]
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Music Unheard: An Anthology of Hitherto Unpublished Verse [Vol. I only]

By MANSFIELD, Margery, ed

New York: Henry Harrison, [1939]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's cloth in tan pictorial dust jacket printed in brown; 308,[12]pp. Jacket rather brittle with some chipping to extremities, closed tear at top edge of rear panel only just missing text, shallow loss at bottom edge of upper panel affecting "Vol. One," else a Very Good copy in the scarce dust jacket. We've noted two states of this Volume, this (no priority) with "Volume One" printed on title page. Includes poems by Stanton A. Coblentz, Louis Ginsberg (Allen's father), 23-year-old Stanley Kauffmann, and "W.P.A.," a poem by Alberta M. Paris.

$50.00

On the Drumhead: A Selection of the Writing of Mike Quin. A memorial volume
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On the Drumhead: A Selection of the Writing of Mike Quin. A memorial volume

By QUIN, Mike [pseud. Paul Willia Ryan]; Harry Carlisle, ed.; Victor Arnautoff, illus

San Francisco: Daily People's World & the Mike Quin Memorial Fund to Aid Young Writers and Artists, 1948. First Thus. Hardcover. Octavo (24.25cm.); original black morocco-backed pictorial boards in paper-covered slipcase; xliv,341pp.; woodcuts throughout. Slipcase a bit rubbed and discolored from dust-soil, ownership signature to front free endpaper else Near Fine in Very Good slipcase. Posthumously published writings of the Communist journalist and author Mike Quin (1906-1947) who also wrote pulp mysteries under the pseudonym Robert Finnegan. This edition printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press.

$75.00

Survey of Economic Theory on Technological Change and Employment
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Survey of Economic Theory on Technological Change and Employment

By GOURVITCH, Alexander

Philadelphia: Work Projects Administration, National Research Project, 1940. First Edition. Paperback. Large octavo (25.5cm.); original blue card wrappers; xiii,[1],252pp. Light wear and foxing to wrappers, else Very Good and sound. Report No. G-6.

$35.00

Beet Sugar
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Beet Sugar

By ADAMSON, Raymond K. and Miriam E. West

Philadelphia: Works Progress Administration, National Research Project in cooperation with National Bureau of Economic Research, 1938. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (25.5cm.); original blue laminated printed wrappers; xxiv,190pp.; illus. Some bubbling to lamination, wrappers rather worn from handling, else About Very Good. Forms part of the series Productivity and Employment in Selected Industries. Report No. N-1.

$50.00

22 Democratic Party Campaign Broadsides for the Presidential Campaign of 1936
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22 Democratic Party Campaign Broadsides for the Presidential Campaign of 1936

By [FDR - NEW DEAL] Democratic National Campaign Committee

[Washington, D.C.]: Democratic National Campaign Committee, 1938. Paperback. An apparently complete set of twenty-two broadsides trumpeting the accomplishments of FDR in his first term and warning against the regressive social and fiscal policies of the Republicans. Each broadside on a different theme: Housing; the WPA; Trade Policy; Taxes; Farm Relief, etc. The broadsides were issued in 1938, probably for the mid-term elections of that year. OCLC shows none of the broadsides to be separately cataloged. 22 quarto broadsides (12" x 7-1/2" - ca. 30.5cm x 19cm). Printed recto-only in black ink on various colored paperstocks. Gentle marginal fading to one or two pieces; generally about Fine.

$850.00

Hilltop Russians in San Francisco. Pictures by Pauline Vinson [Limited Edition]
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Hilltop Russians in San Francisco. Pictures by Pauline Vinson [Limited Edition]

By SAROYAN, William; Pauline Vinson, illus

[San Francisco]: James Delkin, [1941]. First Edition. Hardcover. Reproduces thirty of Pauline Vinson's watercolor portraits of members of the Potrero Hill religious colony of San Francisco, with introductory text and image captions by Saroyan. Vinson's portraits were originally produced for the Works Projects Administration. Limited to 500 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press. Quarto (29cm.); original linen-backed decorative boards, green printed dust jacket; [14]pp. & 30 leaves of color plates with printed tissue-guards. Spine faded to tan, else Fine in Very Good or better jacket.

$250.00

Photographic Album Documenting the Activities of Civilian Conservation Corps Co. 297, Kanona, NY and Heppner, OR
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Photographic Album Documenting the Activities of Civilian Conservation Corps Co. 297, Kanona, NY and Heppner, OR

By Anon [Joseph Accurio?]

C.C.C. Company 297 moved from Kanona, New York to Heppner, Oregon in late 1936. The images in this album document the cross-country move in detail, including way-stops in Denver and Boone, Colorado. Includes many captioned of the lads at work, laying dams and bridges, cutting wood, preparing meals, etc. A tipped-in meal coupon is issued to one "Joseph Accurie" (likely Accurio), whom we speculate was the compiler of the album. An unusually well-conceived and captioned CCC scrapbook, documenting a significant piece of a single company's history; substantially complete and in excellent condition. Ca. 1937. 179 images (5 missing), ranging in dimension from 2-1/2" x 2" to 3-1/2" x 5-1/2". Artfully arranged and almost fully captioned in white ink, with names of subjects and locations; a few items dated 1937 & 1938.

$1500.00

Washington Jitters
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Washington Jitters

By [RADICAL & PROLETARIAN LITERATURE] TRUMBO, Dalton

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing. Octavo; gold cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in blue on spine and front panel; blue topstain; dustjacket; 287pp, [2]. Topstain a bit unevenly applied, with some minor offset to pastedowns; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly edge-rubbed, with one short tear, a touch of soil along the flap folds, and contemporary date (in ink) written at the top of the front flap; and attractive, Very Good+ example. The author's second book, a satire on New Deal bureaucracy and politics. HANNA 3563.

$200.00

Typed Letter, Signed. 2pp, to Ben Shahn, dated 31 July 1967
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Typed Letter, Signed. 2pp, to Ben Shahn, dated 31 July 1967

By LOCKE, Edwin

Camp LaGuardia, NY, 1967. Paperback. A warm and personal letter from Shahn's old friend and fellow FSA photographer, including and commenting on two poems Locke has written: "...a bit of formal verse has crowded into my mind, four-square...I'd not send you these trivia, except as evidence that my heart is beating in some fashion...I'm inflicting the verses upon you, not just because you encouraged me, but because they are a sort of safety-valve. What an ancient square I am! I slip into a villanelle as though it were my own coat. Do you ever doodle with your brush?" Though his talents lay more in the realm of writing and editing than photography, Edwin Locke worked for three years as Roy Stryker's main assistant at the FSA, where in addition to editorial tasks he participated in a number of documentary photo shoots, including an important collaboration with Walker Evans to document victims of the 1937 Arkansas Flood. His association with Shahn would have dated from this period, as Shahn and Stryker were extremely close colleagues in Washington, first in the Special Skills section of the Resettlement Administration and, later, in the art section of the FSA. Original 2pp typed letter on two sides of a sheet of hotel letterhead, dated 31 July 1967. Addressed: Dear Ben [Shahn], signed in ink "Ed Locke." Three old folds, else fine.

$450.00

Aquatint: "Play," from the portfolio SIX AMERICAN ETCHINGS (SERIES 1)

By Hayes Miller, Kenneth

New York: New Republic, 1924. Hayes Miller was a student of Kenyon Cox and William Merritt Chase at the Art Students' League, where he became an influential teacher in his own right. Several of Miller's students, including Reginald Marsh and Raphael Soyer, went on to successful and influential careers of their own; they became known as the "14th Street School" for the location of their studios in New York City. Sight size 4-3/4" x 6"; sheet size 11" x 14." On wove paper. From the portfolio SIX AMERICAN ETCHINGS (SERIES 1), published by The New Republic, New York, 1924. Edition of between 500 and 600. Signed in pencil, lower right, and signed in plate. Light soil & creasing to sheet; image bright and clean; Near Fine.

$300.00

This Question of Relief
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This Question of Relief

By Public Affairs Committee

Washington DC: Public Affairs Committee, 1936. First Edition. Paperback. Staple-bound pamphlet; illus.; 32pp. Light wear and sunning to extremities; page edges sunned, else a clean and sound copy.

$20.00