WPA Era School Magazine with Wood Linocut Photos | 1938
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Here we have a rare Minnesota high school periodical full of photos of WPA era linocut prints, staight out of the heart of the 1930s. Right when you open the book you're greeted with a huge 2 page spread of a massive WPA style scene, announcing you're about to read "The World" a literary magazine. Check out the industrial wheel! But of course, my favorite of the many linocuts is the two page spread on page 12....the skeleton with the torch, clamping down on the ships at sea. Trust me, you have plenty of images to choose from. Here are just a few of the artists represented in the magazine:
- Robert Tyler - Jack Crawford - Kenneth Buetow - Dorothy Benike - Charles Giersten - Jeanette Amos - Cecil Payne - Patricia Hanley - William Perl
But you know what might be my favorite item? The notation in pen on page 20:
"Good luck, you tin-eared anti-Rooseveltian manic-depressive. E. O'Leary" (Elizabeth O'Leary)
The rare WPA era literary magazine measures 11 1/2" tall by 9"wide. There is patina, notations, and signatures throughout the 48 pages of the periodical. There is also a tear on the reverse upper right corner. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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