ASSORTED WPA PLASTER BUILDING MODELS, LOT OF FOUR, comprising one marked "HESSIAN GUARD HOUSE", one unmarked but closely relating to the HABS drawings of the Ephrata Cloister in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; one unmarked but resembling a similar example marked "MENNONITE MEETING HOUSE" having the "WPA" keystone design in one corner and "WPA" stamped on the base; and one marked "CONRAD WEISERS HOME" having "MADE 13 / WPA" on the base and "SCALE 3/32"=1' "on one side. Circa 1935. 2 1/2" to 4 1/8" H.
Each with minor to moderate imperfections including flakes, chips, and some scattered losses including one with a corner of the roof missing.
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.