Help Us Preserve Your Surplus Food (WPA Poster)

HelpUsPreserve Credit: WPA Posters, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, LC-USZC2-5601

During the '30s, the government created the Works Project Administration (WPA) which provided thousands of jobs under "The New Deal." The arts were highly encouraged as was supporting the war effort through farming, victory gardens and preserving food for the troops.

The distinctive art style of the WPA posters makes them instantly recognizable, and I think they make terrific decoration for any vintage kitchen. I’ve perused the Library of Congress' files and pulled some of my (rights-free) favorites which I will post here once in a while for you to peruse. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into the past as much as I do.

What a great resource! As a

What a great resource! As a former history major, I love things like this. Plus, I just got back from Oklahoma City, where I got to see a WPA art exhibit at the OKCMOA, which was really neat. I think it's amazing the breadth of resources that these government programs provided to individuals and organizations.


Thanks for posting this. These old posters are so neat!

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