Today it’s easy to look at the posters of the past and see how fantastic they are, how special their design and amazing their creation -- but the thing about the very best posters of the past, is that their contemporaries thought so too. WPA posters were an art form and considered as such, and indeed during the period of their creation there were regular exhibitions of them. These were advertised, naturally, by other WPA posters, as were the loads of other art exhibitions funded by the program, from photography to modern art to children’s drawings. I don’t know about you, but these posters sure convince me it’s worth going.
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
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