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This painting purportedly looks down 8th Street in Kansas City. Buildings are colorful yet rendered in muted tones contrasting darkly coated pedestrians at their bases. Cars trail off in the distance and merge with the painting's Impressionistic style into an overcast sky. This work is noted as being painted for the W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration). The W.P.A. Federal Art Project was the first major attempt at government patronage for the visual arts in the United States and the most persuasive and expansive of the visual arts projects conceived during the 1930's Depression era by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.