Tuesday, November 25, 2008

WPA Poster ~ Wildlife



Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal created the Works Progress Administration to offer jobs to the millions of unemployed. This Art Deco poster was created by artist John Wagner, at the behest of the Department of the Interior, for the National Park Service. It was part of the New York City Federal Art Project, made between 1936-1940.

1 comment:

High Desert Diva said...

I'm fascinated with the WPA and all the Art Deco posters of that period.

Here's a link to some revamped Depression era posters:
http://amalabeauty.blogspot.com/2008/12/love-freebies.html