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John Q. Public, who is interested in seeing that his neighbors get a square deal from the city government, visits Oscar E. Hewitt, city commissioner of public works, and learns that if materials could be paid for on the cash on delivery basis contractors might not put their bids on public construction so high.

A work made of gelatin silver prints with paper and paint collaged.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver prints with paper and paint collaged.

Date:

1938, published March 26, 1938

Artist:

Vaughn Shoemaker
American, 1902–1991

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Vaughn Shoemaker

Title

John Q. Public, who is interested in seeing that his neighbors get a square deal from the city government, visits Oscar E. Hewitt, city commissioner of public works, and learns that if materials could be paid for on the cash on delivery basis contractors might not put their bids on public construction so high.

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1938

Medium

Gelatin silver prints with paper and paint collaged

Dimensions

Image/paper: 20.2 × 267 cm (8 × 105 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Robin and Sandy Stuart

Reference Number

2011.311

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