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Rural Poverty

West Texas

by Meritt Mauzey

This deserted and rapidly decaying West Texas gas station sits in isolation in an arid landscape. Perhaps Mauzey saw the war in Europe as casting a shadow on the West Texas economy.

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Meritt Mauzey, West Texas

Meritt Mauzey, West Texas, 1940.  Lithograph, 10 x 16 ¾ in.

Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

Within Rural Poverty...
Lucienne Bloch Harry Brodsky Jack Delano Meritt Mauzey

Rural Poverty Urban Poverty Anti-Poverty Efforts Fall Short Labor Disputes
Ida Abelman
Thomas Hart Benton
Lucienne Bloch
Harry Brodsky
Paul Cadmus
Francis Chapin
Jack Delano
Phillip Evergood
George Gilbert
Hugo Gellert
Joseph Hirsch
Irwan Hoffman
Morris Huberland
Meritt Mauzey
Elizabeth Olds
Walter Quirt
Moses Soyer
Raphael Soyer
Lynd Ward

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