The Sterling Project
The Sterling Project was part of the WPA in the 1930's. The project was over seen by Dean Babcock and started in 1936. The project ran for two years and involved a number of local Colorado artists. The project was conceived by Harold Keeler. Artists in the project Harold Keeler, William Traher, Gordon Wilson, Peter Spomer, Charles Tribble, Frank C Miller, Stella Hogan and Sam T Scott. The program called for sixty three sets of color woodblocks and forty one single color blocks. The blocks portray scenes of Colorado's rich cultural histories from Native American culture to mining and trapping.
The woodblocks measure 12.5" x 17.5".
The thirteen blocks pictured here are in the collection of Leon and Joan Loughridge.
Collection of the Colorado Historical Museum.