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ASSORTED WPA PLASTER BUILDING MODELS, LOT OF FOUR, comprising one marked "NIXON TAVERN" having a faint "WPA" keystone design stamped on the base; one marked "DANIEL BOONES BIRTH PLACE"; one marked "JENNIE WADES HOUSE"; and one marked "WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS" having "MADE BY / WPA" stamped on the base and "SCALE 3/32"=1' "on one side. Circa 1935. 3 1/4" to 5 1/4" H.
Each with minor to moderate imperfections including flakes, chips, and some scattered losses including one with a corner of the roof missing and one missing one lower corner of the base.
Provenance: From the private collection of Gary and Dr. Joy Graham, Winchester, VA.
Catalogue Note: These models were made by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the 1930s and some are similarly designed to the drawings made by the WPA documenting the historic buildings as part of the Historic American Building Survey (HABS), now online through the Library of Congress.

Condition

Each with minor to moderate imperfections including flakes, chips, and some scattered losses including one with a corner of the roof missing and one missing one lower corner of the base.

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ASSORTED WPA PLASTER BUILDING MODELS, LOT OF FOUR

Estimate $80 - $120Feb 17, 2018