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Beet Sugar
Philadelphia: Works Progress Administration, National Research Project in cooperation with National Bureau of Economic Research, 1938. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (25.5cm.); original blue laminated printed wrappers; xxiv,190pp.; illus. Some bubbling to lamination, wrappers rather worn from handling, else About Very Good. Forms part of the series Productivity and Employment in...
[Item #25846]
Price: $50.00
 
Beet Sugar. Raymond K. ADAMSON, Miriam E. West.
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Photographic Album Documenting the Activities of Civilian Conservation Corps Co. 297, Kanona, NY and Heppner, OR
C.C.C. Company 297 moved from Kanona, New York to Heppner, Oregon in late 1936. The images in this album document the cross-country move in detail, including way-stops in Denver and Boone, Colorado. Includes many captioned of the lads at work, laying dams and bridges, cutting wood, preparing meals, etc. A....
[Item #19382]
Price: $1,500.00
 
Photographic Album Documenting the Activities of Civilian Conservation Corps Co. 297, Kanona, NY and Heppner, OR. Anon, Joseph Accurio?
3.

Photographic Archive of Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in California and the Mountain West
ca. 1933-1936. A charming assemblage of images of Civilian Conservation Corps camp life, catalogued as received, all apparently documenting the career of one CCC youth, identified only as "Jack," from ca. 1933 to 1936. Locales identified in the photographs include Zion National Park; Hornbrook, California; and several identified simply as...
[Item #18879]
Price: $1,200.00
 
Photographic Archive of Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in California and the Mountain West. CCC, Unknown Photographer.
4.

The Dam
New York: Random House, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. HANNA 1084. A WPA novel following the fortunes of a wealthy builder who, after losing everything in the Depression, finds redemption as a laborer on a dam project. Ellison (1908-1981) published two works of Depression-era fiction, then went on to a long...
[Item #11765]
Price: $75.00
 
The Dam. Jerome Ellison.
5.

22 Democratic Party Campaign Broadsides for the Presidential Campaign of 1936
[Washington, D.C.]: Democratic National Campaign Committee, 1938. Paperback. An apparently complete set of twenty-two broadsides trumpeting the accomplishments of FDR in his first term and warning against the regressive social and fiscal policies of the Republicans. Each broadside on a different theme: Housing; the WPA; Trade Policy; Taxes; Farm Relief...
[Item #18829]
Price: $850.00
 
22 Democratic Party Campaign Broadsides for the Presidential Campaign of 1936. FDR - NEW DEAL, Democratic National Campaign Committee.
6.

Galena Guide
Galena: City of Galena, 1937. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (23cm.); original blue pictorial card wrappers printed in dark blue and gilt; 79pp.; woodcut frontispiece and illus. throughout; 8 leaves of photographic illus. printed on rectos and versos, color folding map bound in rear. Spine a bit toned, else Near Fine...
[Item #21992]
Price: $75.00
 
Galena Guide. FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECT, ILLINOIS, WPA, anonymous contr Nelson ALGREN.
7.

Survey of Economic Theory on Technological Change and Employment
Philadelphia: Work Projects Administration, National Research Project, 1940. First Edition. Paperback. Large octavo (25.5cm.); original blue card wrappers; xiii,[1],252pp. Light wear and foxing to wrappers, else Very Good and sound. Report No. G-6.
[Item #26680]
Price: $35.00
 
Survey of Economic Theory on Technological Change and Employment. Alexander GOURVITCH.
8.

Aquatint: "Play," from the portfolio SIX AMERICAN ETCHINGS (SERIES 1)
New York: New Republic, 1924. Hayes Miller was a student of Kenyon Cox and William Merritt Chase at the Art Students' League, where he became an influential teacher in his own right. Several of Miller's students, including Reginald Marsh and Raphael Soyer, went on to successful and influential careers of...
[Item #10135]
Price: $300.00
 
9.

Worker Writers
[Minneapolis]: West End Press, 1982. First Thus. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's cream photo-illustrated staplebound card wrappers; unpaged. Minor wear to upper wrapper from previous dampstain, else Very Good and sound. Worker Writer Series no. 4. "A manual of writing developed by the author for the Minnesota Works Progress Administration, 1939" (upper cover).
[Item #37466]
Price: $25.00
 
Worker Writers. Meridel LE SUEUR.
10.

Typed Letter, Signed. 2pp, to Ben Shahn, dated 31 July 1967
Camp LaGuardia, NY: 1967. Paperback. A warm and personal letter from Shahn's old friend and fellow FSA photographer, including and commenting on two poems Locke has written: "...a bit of formal verse has crowded into my mind, four-square...I'd not send you these trivia, except as evidence that my heart is...
[Item #14212]
Price: $450.00
 
Typed Letter, Signed. 2pp, to Ben Shahn, dated 31 July 1967. Edwin LOCKE.
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Music Unheard: An Anthology of Hitherto Unpublished Verse [Vol. I only]
New York: Henry Harrison, [1939]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's cloth in tan pictorial dust jacket printed in brown; 308,[12]pp. Jacket rather brittle with some chipping to extremities, closed tear at top edge of rear panel only just missing text, shallow loss at bottom edge of upper panel affecting...
[Item #34189]
Price: $50.00
 
Music Unheard: An Anthology of Hitherto Unpublished Verse [Vol. I only]. Margery MANSFIELD, ed.
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Music Unheard: An Anthology of Hitherto Unpublished Verse [Vol. I only]
New York: Henry Harrison, [1939]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's cloth in tan pictorial dust jacket printed in brown; 308,[12]pp. Jacket rather brittle with some chipping to extremities, rather substantial loss at bottom fore-edge corner of rear panel affecting publisher's advertisements with loss of meaning to approx. 9 lines...
[Item #34190]
Price: $35.00
 
Music Unheard: An Anthology of Hitherto Unpublished Verse [Vol. I only]. Margery MANSFIELD, ed.
13.

This Question of Relief
Washington DC: Public Affairs Committee, 1936. First Edition. Paperback. Staple-bound pamphlet; illus.; 32pp. Light wear and sunning to extremities; page edges sunned, else a clean and sound copy.
[Item #9063]
Price: $20.00
 
This Question of Relief. Public Affairs Committee.
14.

On the Drumhead: A Selection of the Writing of Mike Quin. A memorial volume
San Francisco: Daily People's World & the Mike Quin Memorial Fund to Aid Young Writers and Artists, 1948. First Thus. Hardcover. Octavo (24.25cm.); original black morocco-backed pictorial boards in paper-covered slipcase; xliv,341pp.; woodcuts throughout. Slipcase a bit rubbed and discolored from dust-soil, ownership signature to front free endpaper else Near...
[Item #31220]
Price: $75.00
 
On the Drumhead: A Selection of the Writing of Mike Quin. A memorial volume. Mike QUIN, pseud. Paul Willia Ryan, ed. Harry Carlisle, illus Victor Arnautoff.
15.

Hilltop Russians in San Francisco. Pictures by Pauline Vinson [Limited Edition]
[San Francisco]: James Delkin, [1941]. First Edition. Hardcover. Reproduces thirty of Pauline Vinson's watercolor portraits of members of the Potrero Hill religious colony of San Francisco, with introductory text and image captions by Saroyan. Vinson's portraits were originally produced for the Works Projects Administration. Limited to 500 copies printed at...
[Item #21153]
Price: $250.00
 
16.

Washington Jitters
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing. Octavo; gold cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in blue on spine and front panel; blue topstain; dustjacket; 287pp, [2]. Topstain a bit unevenly applied, with some minor offset to pastedowns; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly edge-rubbed, with...
[Item #18111]
Price: $200.00
 
Washington Jitters. Dalton TRUMBO.
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One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression. A Snapshot Album [Limited Edition]
Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, [1996]. "Silver Anniversary Edition" Hardcover. Limited to 125 copies of which this is no. 125. Square octavo (20.75cm.); original unadorned brown cloth in matching cloth slipcase lettered in silver; [2],xiv,115pp.; photographic frontispiece, illus. throughout. Fine. Collection of 102 photographs taken by Welty during her employment...
[Item #20949]
Price: $200.00
 
One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression. A Snapshot Album [Limited Edition]. Eudora WELTY.
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One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression. A Snapshot Album [Limited Edition, Signed]
New York: Random House, [1971]. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 300 copies of which this is no. 85. Square octavo (20.75cm.); original linen lettered in silver, orange topstain, acetate dust jacket, brown paper-covered slipcase; xiv,111pp.; photographic frontispiece, illus. throughout. Slipcase a bit shelf-worn, else Fine. Signed by the author on...
[Item #20959]
Price: $400.00
 
One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression. A Snapshot Album [Limited Edition, Signed]. Eudora WELTY.
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The Labor Force of the Philadelphia Radio Industry in 1936. Philadelphia Labor Market Studies Report No. P-2
Washington DC: National Research Project of the Works Progress Administration, 1938. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo. Stiff wrappers; 102pp. Wrappers have been laminated; deaccessioned from the library of the National Research Project, Philadelphia, with their ownership stamp and other indications of institutional use, including label ghosts and old adhesive remnants inside...
[Item #34782]
Price: $35.00
 
The Labor Force of the Philadelphia Radio Industry in 1936. Philadelphia Labor Market Studies Report No. P-2. WPA, Gladys L. PALMER, Ada M. Stoflet.