Vintage in Print
Wednesday is the official day i have set aside to share an internet based archive. I have such a passion for looking through vintage images- and I have now designated an entire day, once a week, to it! I would like to share with you The National Archives Collection "A New Deal for the Arts" . This archive has a really interesting collection of art & poster art made during the Great Depression era.
Many of you reading this already know that I have a deep interest in the history of America during the 1930's/early 40's. It is a profound time for many reasons. Out of all the revolutionary change-deprivation-weather catastrophes- migration-& daily struggles- came amazing artwork. Some of it represents a working person's view of the country in a way never seen in the U.S. prior to this time. Other works of art were commissioned by the government and on one hand show the beginning stages of extensive welfare outreach & on the other hand use the art & posters to propagandize.
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