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Posters from the WPA

Posters from the WPA
All images are digitized | All jpegs/tiffs display outside Library of Congress | View All The Work Projects Administration (WPA) Poster Collection consists of 907 posters produced from 1936 to 1943 by various branches of the WPA. Of the 2,000 WPA posters known to exist, the Library of Congress's collection of more than 900 is the largest. The posters were designed to publicize exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, and health and educational programs in seventeen states and the District of Columbia, with the strongest representation from California, Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The results of one of the first U.S. Government programs to support the arts, the posters were added to the Library's holdings in the 1940s.

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Offensive & Politically Incorrect Advertising & Propaganda Racism This marmelade ad from 1910 shows amongst others, a golliwog. I've never seen one in my lifetime, but, to my surprise, they are apparently still for sale in some countries. While they are quite grotesque stereotypes of africans, I suppose their cutesy, innocent qualities makes up for it in the eyes of some. A classic take on the classic stereotype of the black servant (or slave?)

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DPRKcool - North Korean (DPRK) Propaganda Posters, Artwork & Memorabilia Hand-Painted from North Korea Buy from our collection of genuine one-of-a-kind North Korean hand-painted propaganda posters, paintings and other artwork. This unique and rare DPRK artwork and political memorabilia make for great gifts--for you or for the person who has everything. Own a piece of history: some posters feature modern propaganda, while others feature themes from the Korean War or the Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula. Elements of a Story Home | Catalog | About Us | Search | Contact Us | Site Map | © Annenberg Foundation 2016. All rights reserved. Legal Policy The Evolution of Propaganda Design: US Retro Posters The emergence of a new kind of aesthetic in Russian and Soviet art after the revolution of 1917 largely resulted from the state having experienced a revolution, the arts became revolutionary too and changed dramatically. In the United States, no such revolution occurred, which is quite evident in US World War I propaganda, which usually employs a visual language similar to earlier works. By the time of the Great Depression of the 1930s things really started to change, and American posters took on a new direction. I include some posters here that weren't state sponsored, and thus might not be propaganda in a strict sense, but I consider them all noteworthy and interesting, so I hope you can forgive me for this.

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