Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Depression Era Posters

From 1936 to 1943, during the Great Depression, FDR's government paid artists to create posters promoting health, education, communities and events. 2,000 such posters were created in 17 states and the District of Columbia, 907 of which are in the archives of the Library of Congress. This was the government's first foray into sponsoring art.

These two posters were made to advertise a doll and buggy parade in Illinois in 1939. They are both silkscreen prints on board.

The artist of the top poster was Joseph Ducek.

1 comment:

steven said...

can you imagine the little girl's excitement. steven