Rare 1930s WPA Museum Extension Project Diorama-Tlingit Weaving Baskets
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, President Franklin D. One of the programs was the WPA (Works Progress Administration) which was a Pennsylvania state based program. The Pennsylvania Museum Extension Project employed thousands of artists and artisans to create visual aids for use in the classrooms. The works included costume plates, prints, puppets, lantern slides, architectural models, dioramas, puzzles, maps to mention a few. The Tlingit Diorama No. 12 is one of these models set against a painted background inside a wooden box designed with a hinged top that opens, allowing natural light to illuminate the diorama. The front window and inner roof of the box are glass. The inner glass has one corner cut out to accommodate a wooden prop that holds the lid up. The figures in this diorama are undamaged, bright and colorful. The background is a curved piece of paper board that is painted to create the panoramic setting for the village scene. The wooden box measures approximately 13 by 10 by 9 in height. The interior is in great condition. The painted dark blue box has some paint loss on the top. The label is in good condition. Please review the photographs to help confirm the condition. This is one of three WPA dioramas that I will be listing in the future. The diorama weights approximately 12 pounds. The item “Rare 1930s WPA Museum Extension Project Diorama-Tlingit Weaving Baskets” is in sale since Sunday, August 16, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American”. The seller is “penn_pal” and is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.