In 1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt developed the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to help drive jobs for unemployed Americans, resulting in over 900 silk screened posters to be made and distributed across the United States. Inspiring? I think so! The Library of Congress writes, “The posters were designed to publicize exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, and health and educational programs in seventeen states.” Many of the posters have messages we can relate to in our own quests for eco-friendly living, like the one pictured above. You can view the entire collection of posters here.
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