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Series of silk screen prints of Kansas birds by Margaret Whittemore. Born in Topeka in 1897, Whittemore studied graphic arts at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Taos Art Colony in New Mexico. She became known as a writer, graphic artist, illustrator, and block printer. During the Great Depression, she was employed by the Works Progress Administration and created a series of prints of Kansas landmarks and this portfolio of Kansas birds. The prints and their accompanying notes were meant to aid elementary and intermediate school students in their study and appreciation of art, reading, language, and storytelling. Each print cost 20¢, or the entire set could be purchased for $2.65.
Please note: Only two of the prints retain their original notes on the back.

Creator: Kansas Museum Project, W.P.A.
Date: between 1935 and 1939

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Portfolio of Kansas Birds - Red-winged blackbirdPortfolio of Kansas Birds - BackPortfolio of Kansas Birds - Hairy WoodpeckerPortfolio of Kansas Birds - BackPortfolio of Kansas Birds - HummingbirdPortfolio of Kansas Birds - RobinsPortfolio of Kansas Birds - Screech OwlPortfolio of Kansas Birds - MeadowlarkPortfolio of Kansas Birds - HeronPortfolio of Kansas Birds - OriolePortfolio of Kansas Birds - ChickadeePortfolio of Kansas Birds - Bluebird

Portfolio of Kansas Birds - Red-winged blackbird

Item Number: 437245
KSHS Identifier: 1978.2.2

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