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Vintage Posters From the Works Progress Administration

A WPA Federal Art Project poster promoting proper health care for children: "No creature in this world so ignorantly nurtured as the average baby. Advice at your health bureau." Illustrated by artist Erik Hans Krause between 1936 and

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Francine Everett (April 13, 1915 – May 27, 1999) was an African-American actress and singer who is best known for her performances in race films, independently produced motion pictures with all-black casts that were created exclusively for distribution to cinemas that catered to African American audiences. She studied and acted with the Federal Theater in Harlem, which was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration.

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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was the largest New Deal agency, providing jobs, income, food, clothing and housing to people during the Depression. This poster was commissioned by the WPA in the 1940s. Source: Found in Mom's Basement

April 8, 1935 – The Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law. It was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of people to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. The WPA also employed musicians, artists, writers, actors and directors in large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects.

1936, uses statistics to entice potential employment. Interestingly, the United States in the background seems to be drawn entirely using Bezier curves.

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1934: This mural by Conrad A. Albrizio was funded by the Federal Project Number One, a subdivision of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). During the Depression, Federal One provided work and income to those Americans involved in the arts: artists, writers, actors, and musicians. National Archives

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Vintage Posters From the Works Progress Administration

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Woman draping stockings at the Minnesac Mills in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1936. Photo Credit: Lewis Hine/Works Progress Administration (National Archives/History By Zim)

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