Tuesday, May 9, 2017
New Deal Shellfish Art (4/5): "Oyster Shuckers"
Above: "Oyster Shuckers," an oil painting by Catherine M. Howell (1892-1975), created while she was in the New Deal's Public Works of Art Project, ca. 1933-1934. Did you know that WPA workers planted 8,000,000 bushels of oysters between 1935 and 1943? Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.