Monday, May 29, 2017

New Deal Art: "Monitor and Merrimac"

Above: "Monitor and Merrimac," a wood engraving on paper by Charles Ernest Pont (1898-1971), created while he was in the WPA's Federal Art Project, ca. 1935-1939. Did you know that Memorial Day has its roots in the Civil War? See, "A Historical Perspective of Memorial Day," NPR, May 30, 2005. Image courtesy of the General Services Administration and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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