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A Federal Art Project silkscreen poster from 1941, one of a series of public health graphics so attractively designed, they almost seemed like ads for VD. View full size. Get it while it lasts ... Spread the message with this fine-art print.
It's the third Tuesday in September - so it must be Old Poster Day at Shorpy.com! Old Faithful erupts in this circa 1938 National Park Service silkscreen for Yellowstone National Park. View full size. Available as a fine-art print.
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.