We are getting a kick out of these old posters from the Works Progress Administration. Some are pretty funny (see "MILK: For Summer Thirst"), others are quite beautiful, and all offer a glimpse at American life during the 1930s and 40s.
The WPA was one of the first government programs that included support for the arts, and these posters stand as a testament to the program's power. You can find the full collection, By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA here
. To purchase a copy of any of the WPA posters, find the desired print here
, write down the reproduction number and contact the Photoduplication Service
of the Library of Congress
. Prices depend on size and type of print.
(Re-edited from a post originally published 4.16.09 - JL)