Sunday, June 4, 2017
New Deal Fairy Tale, Nursery Rhyme, and Story Art (1/10): "Mowgli and His Brothers"
Above: "Mowgli and His Brothers," a painting by Gladys Carambella, created while she was in the WPA, ca. 1935-1943. Mowgli is the main character in Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" (1894). There doesn't seem to be much information about Gladys Carambella on the Internet, but it appears she was born on August 22, 1898 and died on September 22, 1974 (see, e.g., "Gladys M. Beidelman Carambella," Find A Grave). Image courtesy of the General Services Administration and the Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University.
Above: A WPA poster promoting "Story Hour," a WPA recreation project in Illinois. Between 1935 and 1943, and in various parts of the country, the WPA conducted many story-telling programs for children. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.