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Bertram Goodman, ca. 1939, from the Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942

Bertram Goodman, ca. 1939

Item Information

Title: Bertram Goodman

Date: ca. 1939

Physical Details: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.

Description: Goodman working on a mural for the Federal Art Project.



Identification on verso (handwritten and stamped): W.P.A. Federal Art Project; 6 East 39th St., New York, N.Y.

Negative No.: SF101; Title:"The Evolution of the Book" Artist: Bertram Goodman; Theodore Roosevelt High School

Identification on accompanying label (typewritten): Photograph of Bertram Goodman (WPA - NYC artist)

Bertram Goodman, WPA artist, putting the finishing touches on his mural "The Development of Printing", at Theodore Roosevelt High School (Washington Ave. and Fordham Rd., Bronx, NY). The figure on which he is working is that of an early bookbinder, drawing threads through a book. It is the central figure in the foreground of the panel. The mural has been executed under the supervision of the Federal Art Project of the WPA.

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Bertram Goodman, ca. 1939 / Sidney M. Friend, photographer. Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 2125