Thursday, May 10, 2007

Memorial Day Poster

Memorial Day PosterTITLE: Memorial Day, May 30th / JCW. CALL NUMBER: POS - WPA - NY .W086, no. 2 (C size) [P&P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-2946 (color film copy transparency), LC-USZC2-5648 (color film copy slide)

Summary: There are no known restrictions on posters made by the Work Projects Administration.

Digital ID: cph 3g02946 Source: color film copy transparency Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-2946 (color film copy transparency) , LC-USZC2-5648 (color film copy slide) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (143 kilobytes) Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (4 megabytes)

SUMMARY: Poster honoring veterans, showing a boy and an old soldier saluting each other, and girl presenting the soldier with bouquet of flowers.

MEDIUM: 1 print on board (poster) : silkscreen, color. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [New York : Federal Art Project, 1936 or 1937] NOTES: Date stamped on verso: Apr 16 1937. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress).

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (color film copy transparency) cph 3g02946 , (color film copy slide) cph 3f05648 , CARD #: 94504461

In 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration (the name was changed to Work Projects Administration in September of 1939), as part of his New Deal program to put millions of unemployed Americans back to work. In July of 1935, Federal Project Number One (Federal One) was established within the WPA as a central administration for the arts-related projects.

Federal One provided funds specifically for artists, musicians, actors, and writers through the Federal Art Project (FAP), the Federal Music Project, the Federal Theatre Project, and the Federal Writer's Project. FAP employed more than five thousand artists in various art projects including the many poster divisions that were created throughout the United States. Posters from the WPA

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