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Title

WPA Posters

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Creation Date

5-10-2021

Description

During the height of the Great Depression in 1935, the Works Progress Administration created a WPA poster division. Over the course of the next eight years, this unit created 500 jobs for artists, 35,000 designs. Of the two million posters printed, very few survived as most were simply discarded after use.

The Library of Congress owns the largest collection at over 900 posters, and many are available to download for free.

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wpa_posters.pdf (1056 kB)
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