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Posters For The People: WPA Pop Up Exhibit!

  • Posters for the People 319 North 11th Street _ Floor 4, 19107 (map)
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Welcome to our June First Friday Pop Up Exhibit! Posters for the People will have original WPA posters from our archive displayed for the public. We will also have books and a selection of posters for sale!

Posters for the People is a "People's Initiative" started in 2002 and dedicated to building the most comprehensive record of the posters created under the New Deal's Federal Art Project. During the 1930s and 1940s, the government-supported Works Progress Administration (WPA) employed thousands of citizens, including hundreds of out-of-work artists. From 1935 to 1943, the WPA Poster Division was responsible for designing, printing, and distributing millions of posters to raise awareness about public issues and civic life. Unfortunately, the government did not keep a central record of these graphic artworks.

Posters for the People searches private and public holdings to create the most comprehensive Web-based database of known posters - a living archive. We preserve our American graphic design heritage through research, outreach, site visits, photography, and archiving.

Earlier Event: June 7
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Later Event: June 7
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