Inscribed LC: Starvation Signed LR: Bernard J. Steffen Stamped LL: Federal Art Project NYC WPA Addt'l markings: inscribed LRC: 19 Original NY FAP label in file, dated in ink: 4/3/39 Stamped: MAR 31 1939
Text: War Gardens Over The Top - The Seeds of Victory Insure the Fruits of Peace - For Free Books Write to National War Garden Commission - Washington, D.C. - Chales Lathrop Pack, President - Percival S. Ridsdale, Secretary
Text: State Council of Defense - (banner in eagle's mouth) State Sovereignty National Union - Cooperating with - The College of Agriculture, University of Illinois. The United States Department of Agriculture. The State Department of Agriculture - Illinois Seed Corn Administration - Advisory Committee - E.D. Funk, Chairman, Bloomington, Ill. H.J. Sconce, Sidell, Ill. John M. Crebs, Carmi, I--. Frank J. Frather, Williamsville, Ill. Chas. Adkins, Springfield, Ill. W.F. Handschin, University of Ill. - Seed Corn Administrator - WM. G. Eckhardt, 120 West Adams Street, Chicago, Ill. - "Son! Do You Know That Your Seed Corn Will Grow?" - Get Your Seed Corn Now - The seed corn situation is the worst in the history of the State. If wheat or oats fail, we can plant corn and grown a paying crop. When corn planting time comes you must have good seed, or fail. Hundreds of farmers have put away corn not a kernel of which will grow. Damp weather in October; immature corn; and early hard freezing has killed it. Test your seed corn. Know it will grow. Help yourself and help each other. Prepare the seed bed well. Don't plant corn too deep. Help yourself--don't depend upon others. - Corn Is Illinois' Greatest Crop - No greater mistake can be made by the farmers of the Corn Belt than to reduce materially the area in corn. The system of farming and the crops that you have proven good and most profitable for the past twenty years are those that should be followed and grown this year. If you are in need of seed corn, or if you have a surplus that might be used to help someone else, consult___________ - Prices For Corn - (price list) - Corn germinating 70-79% will be used only as a last resort, except in case of exceptionally desirable corn.
A child ventures out into the deep snow, holding up his broad leggings which are insulated with straw. Behind him, the house wall is plastered with two messages: "Careful with fire!" and "Felecitations for the Spring Equinox".
This image evokes winter in the deep "snow country" on the northwest coast of Japan, facing the Japan sea.
Inscription of artist at upper right corner: San-sung. Seal of artist at upper right corner: Chu-lai shan-jen. Additional seals and inscriptions: Lable: Authentic work of Ming Chiang Sung, "Evening Snow, Returning Fisherman"; remounted 1972. (Ming Chiang Sung mu-hsüeh kuei-yü t'u chen-chi, i chiu ch'i erh nien chung-chuang)
Swift, spontaneous brushwork is used to capture a winter landscape. Two fishermen, wearing wide-brimmed straw hats and thatched grass rain capes, work their way through the heavy snow as they cross a bridge, carrying nets on their shoulders.
The impressive scale of this hanging scroll, the spare composition, and bold use of brush and ink are characteristic of this professional Zhe school artist Jiang Song's style.