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Prints from the Great Depression




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William Gropper

American (1897-1977)
The Stock Market
10 x 14-1/8 in.

Lithograph, c.1930's, probably an edition less than 10. Signed on the stone, lower left and in pencil. In good condition other than some traces of glue mucilage in the corners of the margins, similar to the glue produced by the LePage company. In this cartoon you can see the influence of the French political cartoonist, Daumier. Most of the time Gropper was affectionately called the "Daumier of his day."


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The Stock Market



William Gropper

American (1897-1977)
Relief
10 x 13-7/8 in.

Lithograph, c.1930's, edition about 10 or less. Signed and titled in pencil. A pencil note in the lower left corner, "#3 of 5." Illustrated in A Treasury of American Prints, Thomas Craven, 1939, pl.49. In good condition other than some traces of glue mucilage in the corners of the margins, including the right margin, similar to the glue produced by the LePage company. The man seated at the table emulates graft and greed along with the hog, food, and drink on the table. The artist, in this cartoon, shows there will be little left of the relief money going to the farmers.


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Relief



John P. Heins

American (1896-1969)
Wehlen
8 x 10 in.

Wood engraving, c.1935, edition about 25. Signed in pencil. Published by the Federal Art Project, WPA, NY. In good condition printed on thin paper with a watermark, Basingwerk Parchment; full margins. Included in the exhibit of the Meyer Family Collection, New York Federal Art Project, at Buffalo University, NY, 1998. Wehlen is located in Germany in the state of Saxony, situated on the right bank of the Elbe river.


$350.
Wehlen



Eugene Higgins

American (1874-1958)
Hungry Mouths
7-7/8 x 9-7/8 in.

Etching, 1931, probably an edition of 100 or less. Signed in pencil. ALC 102. Printed on wove paper with full margins; tack holes in the outer edges of the margins from stretching and drying the paper after printing. Selected for Fine Prints of the Year, 1931, pl.78.


$450.
Hungry Mouths



Al Hirschfeld

American (1903-2003)
United States Supreme Court in Session-1937
14-1/2 x 19 in.

Lithograph, 1937, edition 15/50. Signed, titled, and numbered in pencil. Dedication inscription in pencil, "To Charles Morgan who tried and tried and tried." Charles Morgan was the founder of the Artists Color Proof Associates along with Albert Carman and Jean Charlot. Printed on wove paper with full margins. The members of the Court from left to right are, Owen Roberts, Pierce Butler, Louis Brandeis, Willis Van Devanter, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, James McReynolds, George Sutherland, Harlan Fiske Stone, and Benjamin Cardoza.


$3000.
United States Supreme Court in Session-1937



Ben Hoffman

American (1917-2011)
On the Way to Coney Island
11-3/4 X 13-7/8 in.

Lithograph, 1936, probably an edition of 25. Printed on wove paper with full margins and a watermark, Rives. Sheet size: 16 x 22-3/4 in. Published by the Federal Art Project, NYC WPA. In good condition other than minor soiling in the outer margins. During the WPA era the artist signed his works, Ben Hoffman. In later years, his original name, Benjamin Abramowitz, was used.


$450.
On the Way to Coney Island
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