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Object Lesson: The Work Projects Administration (WPA) Poster Collection
In the 1930s, many New Deal administrators believed art should be a part of American daily life. Join Reference Librarian Hanna Soltys for an object lesson looking at the Work Projects Administration (WPA) Poster Collection in the Prints and Photographs Division. This collection is a Library favorite and totals over 900 posters that put artists back to work for travel, tourism, recreation, and public health programs among others. The presentation will discuss collection history, the different types of posters you can find, and how to download high resolution images.

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Image caption: The United States' first foreign trade zone Staten Island, City of New York... Poster by Jack Rivolta, 1937. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3f05645

Jul 7, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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