Injunction Granted, screenprinted poster, Federal Theater Project

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Title

Injunction Granted, screenprinted poster, Federal Theater Project

Subject

Federal Theatre Project
George Mason University

Description

Poster used to promote the Living Newspaper production Injunction Granted by a New York City unit of the Federal Theatre Project and performed at the Biltmore Theater. This and other photographs, posters, play scripts, and documents from the Project were discovered by George Mason University English Department faculty, Dr. Lorraine Brown and Professor John O' Connor in 1974. They comprise the Federal Theatre Project Collection in the George Mason University Libraries.

The Federal Theatre Project was a division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which provided employment for large numbers of artists, writers, and performers during the Great Depression. The Living Newspapers dealt with contemporary factual material, dramatizing issues such as housing, agriculture, labor, and destitution. Always ending on an upbeat note, Living Newspapers underscored the importance of hard work and morality in overcoming difficult times. From a 35mm slide; color.

Creator

Works Progress Administration (U.S.)

Source

Federal Theatre Project Collection

Publisher

George Mason University Libraries

Date

1938

Rights

Public domain. No known copyright restrictions.

Format

jpeg image: 11,000 Kb, 1,640px X 2,335px

Language

English

Type

1 jpeg image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

35 mm color slide

Physical Dimensions

35 mm

Files

ftp_poster_injunction_granted.jpg

Citation

Works Progress Administration (U.S.), “Injunction Granted, screenprinted poster, Federal Theater Project,” A History of George Mason University, accessed July 10, 2020, http://ahistoryofmason.gmu.edu/items/show/160.