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    • South Sharp Street, Baltimore

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Federal Writers' Project; Streets--Maryland--Baltimore;
    • Pen and ink and wash drawing by Aaron Sopher of a view of South Sharp Street in Baltimore. Titled, signed, and dated by the artist in the bottom right corner. (Editor's note: One of the signs on a building on the left hand side of the drawing...
    • February's Slump

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Invalids; Sick; February;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of a sick man slouched in a chair. The man is seen in profile. He wears an ice pack on his head, and his feet soak in a bucket of water. Next to him is a table with bottles of medicine on it. The drawing is...
    • Untitled drawing for the Baltimore Almanac

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Indians of North America;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of two Native Americans. In the foreground, a Native American man is shown wearing 18th century American dress- a long coat, a vest, breeches, stockings, and heeled shoes. In one hand, he holds a walking stick or...
    • March- As March marches on and winter wanes, etc.

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); March (Month); Seasons; Weather;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of a man standing in the rain blowing his nose or sneezing into a handkerchief. The man wears a top hat, coat, scarf, and boots. The drawing is marked as though it was intended for use on page 25 of the...
    • Untitled drawing for the Baltimore Almanac

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Harbors; Steamboats;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of a crowd gathered near a harbor. In the center foreground is a portly man with a moustache petting a donkey or small horse. He wears a bowler hat, a coat, a vest, plaid pants, and has a walking stick or cane....
    • Harriet Tubman - Heroine of the Underground Railway

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913; Underground Railroad; Slavery
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of an African American woman, presumed to be Harriet Tubman, and an African American man. The woman wears a kerchief in her hair, and stands tall. She has her arm around the man and supports his weight, as he...
    • March

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); March (Month); Animals;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of a lion and a lamb. The lion is shown rearing up on it hind legs and roaring as the lamb looks on. The drawing is marked as though it was intended for use on page 21 of the "Baltimore Almanac," which was...
    • Divorce in the Free State

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Divorce; Courts;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of a courtroom scene depicting a man and woman getting divorced. On the left, the a heavyset woman wearing a dress and bonnet wipes tears from her eyes with a handkerchief. She holds an umbrella or parasol in the...
    • George Washington and Maryland Hospitality

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Washington, George, 1732-1799; Hospitality;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of two men sleeping. One man sleeps in a wooden bed. His hairstyle appears to be of the 18th century, as does his hat which hangs on the bedpost. The other man sleeps on the floor. He wears a hat, and clutches a...
    • Untitled drawing for the Baltimore Almanac

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Indians of North America;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of two men facing each other. The scene takes place inside a room. On the left, a tall Native American man is shown standing in profile with his arms crossed. He wears feathers in his cropped hair, a coat with a...
    • Maryland Beaten Biscuits Recipe

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Baking; Cookery--Maryland;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of a domestic kitchen scene. A woman wearing an apron stands over a table kneading dough. She is surrounded by four girls wearing dresses and bows in their hair. One little girl holds a piece of sheet music, and...
    • "Oh-Sha-Na-See" and the bivalve

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Indians of North America;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of a Native American man who has just stepped on a clam or some other type of bivalve. The man grimaces in pain and grasps his foot in his hand. He wears a single feather in his hair. The drawing is marked as...
    • The Weather for 1941

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Weather; World War II;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher. In the center of the drawing, the title "The Weather for 1941" is written in pencil. On the sides of the drawing are two columns, each with different figures and scenes related to the weather and seasons. At the...
    • Demeter

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Demeter (Greek deity); Mythology, Greek;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of the Greek goddess Demeter. In the foreground, Demeter lies sleeping in a field. She is partially clothed and a lit torch is on the ground in front of her. Behind her, the figure of a small man is shown from...
    • Demeter

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Demeter (Greek deity); Mythology, Greek;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of the Greek goddess Demeter. In the foreground, Demeter lies partially clothed with a lit torch on the ground in front of her. Although she appears to be in repose, one of her eyes is open and looks back toward...
    • April

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); April; Fashion Merchandising;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of a woman looking at a shop window display. The woman wears a nice dress, a fur stole, heels, and a hat adorned with bird-like wings on the top. In one hand, she holds an umbrella and small purse. In the shop...
    • Untitled drawing for the Baltimore Almanac

    • Sopher, Aaron, 1905-1972; Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration.; Writers' Program (U.S.); Indians of North America;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of two Native Americans. In the foreground, a Native American man is shown wearing 18th century American dress- a long coat, a vest, breeches, stockings, and heeled shoes. In one hand, he holds a walking stick or...
    • The Tobacco and Mrs. Beard

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Tobacco;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of an old woman sitting in front of a spinning wheel. She wears a dress and bonnet, and smokes a long pipe. Next to her is a large barrel filled with tobacco plants. The drawing is marked as though it was...

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