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Merlin Hardy photographs of works of art, 1941

Hardy, Merlin, 1910-1984

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 3 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Photographs of paintings by Hardy done for the Federal Art Project in California.

Biographical/Historical Note

Merlin C. Hardy (1910-1984) was a painter and mural painter from northern Calif. Painted for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration.


The lender, Lewis Ferbrache, collected papers for AAA from artists and administrators of the various government funded art programs of the Depression. It was part of a larger nation-wide, collecting project, "New Deal and the Arts."

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Lewis Ferbrache after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel NDA 15 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Merlin Hardy photographs of works of art, 1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.