History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

05 May, 2011

WPA posters of War

We've seen various themes of WPA posters from the 1930s, from American tourism to visiting the zoo. In the early 1940s, however, there was one major theme. With the American entry to World War Two, the WPA artists brought their style to the necessary work of warning, reminding, and encouraging. The results are both sobering and striking. 

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