Before and After Blog Archive on July 10, 2009, 12:43

A while back I stumbled across an archive of posters made through a U.S. government Works Progress Administration (WPA) program that originated during the great depression. Here’s what the Library of Congress site says about the posters:

The By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943 collection consists of 908 boldly colored and graphically diverse original posters produced from 1936 to 1943 as part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal. Of the 2,000 WPA posters known to exist, the Library of Congress’s collection of more than 900 is the largest.