Progress, 1936



Gift of the Estate of Wanda Gag, 1956expand_more  P.12,464

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In this satirical print, the anti-materialistic Wanda Gág scorned commercialism, which she felt was destroying the sense of tradition she held dear. After filling up at a gas station gussied up like a theme park, a late-model car tries to fit through an old covered bridge. A new telephone pole elbows out the lone tree. Billboards compete for attention with a hitchhiking man and boy, reminders that the Great Depression (1929–39) was ongoing.

Artist Life
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Catalogue Raisonne
Z & J 94; W.110 ii/ii
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