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A circa 1940 Illinois WPA Art Project poster promoting literacy: 'October's 'Bright Blue Weather.' A Good Time to Read!

1930's WPA "Don't Mix 'Em" Anti - Drunk Driving Poster

This anti-drunk driving poster from the is testament to the awareness of a problem that would not be tackled for many decades,

Pet Show - 1930s

Pet Show - 1930s WPA Poster Art Print - Scotty Dog - Scottish Terrier - Dalmatian - Dog Show - Veterinarian Office Wall Art - Art Deco Print

Buy a print of Pet show WPA recreation project Dist. 2 / by Unknown vintage (framed or without frames). All prints of Pet show WPA recreation project Dist. 2 / are available in custom sizes.

Vintage Library Week Poster

Poster promoting Book Week in North Carolina. Documented by Marxchivist. (From 's Striking Library Posters from the Great Depression")

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30 Vintage Zoo Posters

Who's Who in the Zoo. This poster was created circa 1936 to advertise the WPA Federal Writers' Project illustrated guide to natural history. 'Who's Who in the Zoo.


Big Books, Little Books, Medium Sized Too. All Kinds of story books for you, for you, for you. Made by WPA Statewide Library Project.

WPA Poster - Books

WPA -- Works Progress Administration {"In March, Read the Books You've Always Meant to Read": Vintage PSA Posters, via Brain Pickings}

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Formed by an executive order of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the Works Progress Administration was a signature initiative of the New Deal and the most ambitious employment project in American history. The WPA hired millions of unskilled workers to…



A silkscreen WPA Art Project poster for the Illinois State Library Project circa

I am always looking for cool signage for the library media center. Recently I came across some awesome retro posters (* of course I used Ph...

These imaginative posters from the encouraged kids to (gasp!) explore the library.

Unfair to babies A helpless infant can't go on strike : It depends on your care.

Unfair to babies – A helpless infant can’t go on strike – It depends on your care.

Don't gum up a book. Poster by graphic artist Arlington Gregg, commissioned during the latter half of the by the Illinois division of the WPA Federal Art Project to instruct young library patrons in good book hygiene.

Zion National Park Utah ~ Vintage Travel Poster

The national parks preserve wild life. Poster for National Park Service promoting travel to national parks, showing two bighorn sheep.

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This breaks the back of a book ! Arlington Gregg, affiche entre 1936 et série pour une campagne à Chicago. (source : Library of the Congress)