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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

WPA Poster Archive

While doing some historical poster research, I happened upon this jem of an archive – over 900 Works Projects Administration posters photographed by the US Library of Congress. The WPA posters were created following the Great Depression (1935-43), as a way of providing work for artists and illustrators. Some of the posters are really well-designed, some are not, but each has its own charm. Many of the posters have huge 4MB versions available for download (although some of the photos are of questionable quality).

  • WPA Poster Archive
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