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We are Co-operating Man A Block For Unem-ployment, Depression Poster

We are Co-operating Man A Block For Unem-ployment, Depression Poster

  • ca 1931
  • 8 x 10 inches ~ (20 x 25 cm)
  • Unbacked

    This poster is currently unbacked. At check out, you will be given the opportunity to add backing which would cost $80 and take approximately 6-8 weeks.

    Linen backing is the industry standard of conservation. Canvas is stretchered and a sheet of acid free barrier paper is laid down. The poster is then pasted to the acid free paper using an acid free paste. This process is fully reversible and gives support to the poster. A border of linen is left around the poster and can be used by a framer to mount the poster so that nothing touches the poster itself. Backing is what we recommend for framing, and for any poster needing restoration.

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  • From University of Detroit Mercy Library

    Man-a-Block Plan Modified, PLAN was initiated in 1930-31 in Rochester New York by which householders were organized in units to employ an employed man at odd jobs. A volunteer “block captain” supervised the work in each unit collected the increments of wages from each householder and paid the workman. Much noted volunteer service went into the project, which was popular and successful during the first and second winters. It gave employment, however, to only about eight hundred men, and required the contributed time of nearly as many volunteers to keep it operating.

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