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Collection Overview

By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943 presents 907 posters used to advertise programs and projects that were created as part of the Works Projects Administration. Included are posters documenting cultural programs, travel and tourism in the United States, health and safety issues, and community activities.

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  • The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

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