Text: OUT COUNTRY NEEDS SHIPS to carry our boys "Over There" and keep them well supplied with Food, Clothing and the Munitions of War. The product made in this plant is used for building shops. The shops can be completed only as fast as the material and equipment for each ship arrives at the shipyard. If every man does a better day's work every day, the ships can be built faster. BE TRUE TO THE BOYS WHO ARE GIVING THEIR LIVES FOR YOU - United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation - Issued by Publications Section, Philadelphia
Inscribed in pencil, verso, l.l.: 55 Inscribed in pencil, verso, l.r.: 24 Inscribed in pencil, verso, right margin: "People and Places in Trouble"/ Fortune, March 1961 Inscribed in pencil, verso, u.l. margin: #794 Stamped form with two blanks completed in pencil, verso, l.r.: STORY NAME Poverty STORY DATE TAKEN FOR FORTUNE BY Walker Evans FORTUNE PICTURE NOT to be used For advertising or promotion CAPTION Stamped and numbered in pencil, verso, u.r.: Walker Evans V 83 (boxes around V and 83 see object file accession sheet for clarification)
Signed outside photo, l.r. corner: Ansel Adams Inscribed verso center: [stamped] Photograph by Ansel Adams/ Museum Set Edition/ Route I Box 181 Carmel, California/ [stamped] negative made [handwritten in ink] C-1938 [stamped] Print made [handwritten in ink] 1980/ [stamped] Identification number [handwritten in ink] 1873
Inscribed l.c.: "Noon" Signed LR: P. Weller Stamped LL: Federal Art Project NYC WPA Addt'l markings: signed on stone l.r.: P. Weller Inscribed LRC: 23 Original NY FAP label on verso, dated in ink: 6/20/39 Stamped: JUN 20 1939
Text: Shoot Ships to Germany and help AMERICA WIN--Schwab - At this Shipyard are being built ships to carry to our men "Over There"--Food, Clothing, and the Munitions of War. Without these ships our men will not have an equal chance to fight. The building of ships is more than a construction job--it is our chance to win the war. He who gives to his work the best that is in him does his bit as truly as the man who fights. Delays mean danger. Are you doing your bit? Are you giving the best that is in you to help your son, brother, or pal who is "OVER THERE"? - United States Shipping Board, Emergency Fleet Corporation - Issued by Publications Section, Emergency Fleet Corporation, Philadelphia
Text: (caption) Sidewise Launching of the 3500-ton S.S. "Lady Janet" at the Great Lakes Engineering Co. Yard, Ecrose, Michigan, July 4th, 1918 - Launching Another Victory Ship - United States Shipping Board, Emergency Fleet Corporation
This print is constructed of five horizontal bands of color with a semicircular shape at the top center. The bottom-most band depicts tightly clustered organic shapes with dark borders. The next band has a short, thick, curving line in the center, and a couple other dark organic lines above it. The third and middle band has some hatching and some circular shapes. The fourth band, or the second band from the top, is made up of horizontal lines, with many hatched vertical lines over top of them, reminiscent of grass. The top most band depicts a cellular-like structure, consisting of a diamond pattern. The semicircular shape at the top cuts through the top band, and juts partially into the band underneath it. The semicircle has an organic, circular line formation in the center.
According to the National Collection of Fine Arts' exhibition catalog Gabor Peterdi: Forty-five Years of Printmaking, Peterdi's work consistently reflects themes of man, nature, and their interrelationships. Additionally, his work his highly influenced by his travels to Mexico, South America, Hawaii, and Alaska. These themes and experiences work together to create sensitive images designed to evoke a sense of continuity and a reaffirmation of life.
Text: Will you help the Women of France? SAVE WHEAT - They are struggling against starvation and trying to feed not only themselves and children: but their husbands and sons who are fighting in the trenches. - United States Food Administration