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WPA bowl by Kristof Slanina
Carved and painted decorative wood bowl with a polychrome floral motif. The artist's signature "KRISTOF SLANINA" is painted in block letters near the rim. Handwritten on base is "W.P.A. HANDICRAFT / DIST 3 NO 11". This is one of two similar bowls found at the Riverview Public Library in the West Side neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Content Category: artifacts
15 inches diameter (widest point)
4 1/4 inches depth
wood (plant material)
Made by: Slanina, Kristof J.
Project director: Minnesota Works Progress Administration, Minnesota Art Project
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Used at: Saint Paul Public Library, Riverview Branch
West Side Community (Saint Paul, Minn.).
Arts & Crafts. Handicrafts
Creation: 1935 - 1943
The Work Projects Administration (WPA) was created in April, 1935 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Presidential order, and activated with Congressional funding in July of that year (U.S. Congress funded it annually but did not set it up). Until closed down by Congress and the war boom in 1943, the various programs of the WPA added up to the largest employment base in the country.
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2014.135.1 (Accession Number)