Monday, September 15, 2008

WPA Posters ~ Two Montanas

Both of these Art Deco posters were made for the Unites States Travel Bureau, funded by the WPA, which was created during the Great Depression by FDR's New Deal. In an attempt to lower unemployment, the WPA hired millions of people from all walks of life, including artists. These posters are from the "See America" series, created under a Federal Art Program and made between 1936-1938 to promote tourism in Montana. The first shows an Indian encampment next to a lake and the second shows a horse and rider in the mountains.

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