Ken Middleton at Women’s History Sources posted some great links on Works Progress Administration posters from the 1930s that are too good not to share.
The Library of Congress’ American Memory project is a great place to start with their exhibit By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA 1936-1943. I’ve linked to some of these before but they’re completely re-post worthy.
Happy Christmas! “The Works Progress Administration in Ohio presents the Federal Theatre for youth in ‘A Christmas Carol’.”
Next, check out the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Murals in California from San Diego State University.
Finally, check out “Women Artists in the WPA Collection.”
Women played a significant role in the creation and composition of the art that was produced. In an exhibit catalog entitled Federal Art in Cleveland 1933-1943, for the Cleveland Public Library exhibit in 1974, 21 women were listed as active artists in the program.
Hot! The following are by Jolan Gross-Bettelheim:
And one from Dorothy Rutka: