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Catalog Number 1939.001.1
Type of Object Painting
Collection American Paintings and Prints Collection
Principal Artist Towbridge, Mrs. Eugene
Title Winter in Rock Creek
Date 1937
Description Winter in Rock Creek, 1937
Irene Underwood Trowbridge (b.1891)

Winner of the Penny Art Fund Award State Art Contest in 1937, Trowbridge exhibited with the Society of Washington Artists (1939) and women's clubs in Maryland and D.C.
Notes Penny Art Fund

The economic hardship of the Great Depression signaled the decline of the GFWC traveling art galleries. In 1930, GFWC adopted the Penny Art Fund, originated by Nellie Wright Allen of New Jersey. State Federations began collecting one penny per member to support the arts in local communities. From its inception until the program was discontinued in the 1970s, GFWC's Penny Art Fund made a substantial contribution in support of local and regional American art.
People Trowbridge, Irene Underwood
Source (DC) Political Study Club
Search Terms District of Columbia Federation
(DC) Political Study Club