Works Project Administration posters '36-'43

Get ready to meet the ultimate time-killing aid- 907 WPA projects- 47 pages to sift through. Mostly beautiful, screen-printed posters commissioned by the the Federal Art Project (FAP)!

"About this Collection
The Work Projects Administration (WPA) Poster Collection consists of 907 posters produced from 1936 to 1943 by various branches of the WPA. Of the 2,000 WPA posters known to exist, the Library of Congress's collection of more than 900 is the largest. The posters were designed to publicize exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, and health and educational programs in seventeen states and the District of Columbia, with the strongest representation from California, Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The results of one of the first U.S. Government programs to support the arts, the posters were added to the Library's holdings in the 1940s."

Here is only a small fraction of my favorites I've gone through and chosen amongst all the 907 in the collection.

To see the rest after my picks, visit the Library of Congress WPA Posters page.

(I feel so conflicted with the exchange between these two!)

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