Appalachian mountain riders served as a bookmobile service for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930′s.

Appalachian mountain riders served as a bookmobile service for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930′s.

Lecture notes: The Federal Art Project (FAP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Lecture notes: The Federal Art Project (FAP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Shortly into his presidency, Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps, focused both on providing jobs to unemployed Americans and helping a young National Park Service preserve and upgrade the national parks. The Works Progress Administration—another group formed in FDR’s New Deal—offered the services of their artists to spread the word that the parks were ready for visitors. Between 1938 and 1941, the WPA designed 14 silkscreened promotional posters. Of those 14…

Shortly into his presidency, Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps, focused both on providing jobs to unemployed Americans and helping a young National Park Service preserve and upgrade the national parks. The Works Progress Administration—another group formed in FDR’s New Deal—offered the services of their artists to spread the word that the parks were ready for visitors. Between 1938 and 1941, the WPA designed 14 silkscreened promotional posters. Of those 14…

Chase House plantation in East Feliciana Parish in the 1930s :: Louisiana Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Chase House plantation in East Feliciana Parish in the 1930s :: Louisiana Works Progress Administration (WPA)

New street constructed by the WPA in Vidalia Louisiana in the 1930s :: Louisiana Works Progress Administration (WPA)

New street constructed by the WPA in Vidalia Louisiana in the 1930s :: Louisiana Works Progress Administration (WPA)

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

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

Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Texas Narratives, Part 1 by Works Progress Administration

Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Texas Narratives, Part 1 by Works Progress Administration

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