Antique Ethnic Folkart Village scene of 30 Tiny WPA Project figures approx. half an inch high. An original antique set, created for an educational diorama in the 1930s.
1930s WPA MINIATURES 30 PIECE GROUP ANTIQUE FOLKART ETHNIC VILLAGE SCENE:
The New Deal agency WPA" Works Progress Administration, changed to the Work Project Administration, employed artists and craftsmen to construct hundreds of models. The program started during the Great Depression in 1932 to provide jobs for people who were struggling financially. Part of the WPA program was for creative endeavors such as dolls and toys.
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During the Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt initiated a number of programs to get people back to work. Many of these programs were under the Works Progress Administration and during this time many roads, parks, and public buildings were constructed, providing many jobs for the unemployed. There were also programs in arts and education. One such program employed women during the mid to late 1930s to make dolls that would be used as educational tools in the classroom, that portrayed the diverse countries and ethnic cultures throughout the world.
WPA (Works Progress Administration) grouping of hand-carved miniatures, handmade during the Depression using dental tools. This unique Folk Art group is in good condition overall, and individual close-up photos are available.
1930s WPA Miniature Original Antique Village Set