Ancient Greek House Model
This Greek House model made of plaster was added to my collection a few years ago and has a interesting history.
On May 6, 1935, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed official documents creating the Works Progress Administration (WPA), designed basically to employ those who lost their jobs due to the Great Depression. Part of the WPA, the Museum Extension Project, employed individuals to make and distribute free visual education materials to public schools, institutions and buildings open to the public. These models are rare as the materials were extremely fragile and have subsequently been destroyed.