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August 12, 2005 7:25 AM   Subscribe

John is not really dull, he may only need his eyes examined. Remarkable posters from the Work Progress Administration, 1936-1943. You can view the collection highlights or the entire archive. A few personal favorites, including a surprisingly fetching cow. The site also includes some interesting historical and critical resources. Now get back to work!
posted by Sully6 (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Wonderful post, Sully6. I love the calendar, and hey, I just noticed that it will work (by which I mean the dates line up with the correct days of the week) for 2006! Man, if I can figure out how to print and bind it nicely I'll have all my Christmas gifts covered!
posted by LarryC at 7:37 AM on August 12, 2005

mentioned here, years and years ago.
posted by crunchland at 7:43 AM on August 12, 2005

If I was more political I might raise a point about this one, concerning modern events, but that's really not my style.
posted by cyphill at 7:47 AM on August 12, 2005

Well, crap. I did a Google search on the main link and it didn't turn up anything. Shoot.

Incidentally, LarryC, some of the posters can be ordered from the Library of Congress. And Ranger Doug does very nice quality prints of the National Park Service posters.
posted by Sully6 at 7:52 AM on August 12, 2005

Yu can't call a cow 'fetching'. That's just wrong.

It is a bit pretty. For a cow.
posted by nixerman at 7:53 AM on August 12, 2005

Oops. Link to order posters from the LOC is here.
posted by Sully6 at 7:53 AM on August 12, 2005

OK, I have not had any coffee this morning. Ranger Doug's Web site.

And I thought the cow looked weirdly Brigitte Bardotesque.
posted by Sully6 at 7:57 AM on August 12, 2005

I'd milk it.
posted by gigawhat? at 8:01 AM on August 12, 2005

I did a Google search on the main link and it didn't turn up anything.

You can't just use a Google search, Sully6; doing a thread search "since day one" for the main link would have turned up the previous post.
posted by mediareport at 8:13 AM on August 12, 2005

we've talked about memory.loc.gov a lot, Sully6. But since this specific section hasn't been discussed since 2001, I bet everyone will forgive you.
posted by crunchland at 8:14 AM on August 12, 2005

And I'd still give my eyeteeth for an original of this poster.
posted by crunchland at 8:19 AM on August 12, 2005

Doesn't matter, Sully6. This is sweet! I love old propaganda, anywho.

posted by Sharktattoo at 8:22 AM on August 12, 2005

Hey crunchland, that poster is available from Ranger Doug. I bought it for my brother for Christmas a few years ago. It was on a very heavy paper stock with an eggshell feel. Really lovely.

Sure, it's not an original, but does this mean I get a molar or bicuspid from you?
posted by Sully6 at 8:27 AM on August 12, 2005

How cool is that? Thanks!
posted by crunchland at 8:32 AM on August 12, 2005

I've met John, and, trust me, the boy really is dull.
posted by maxsparber at 11:16 AM on August 12, 2005

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