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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

Hi! I’m Poor!

Hi! I’m Poor!

A cheery WPA Art Project poster from 1940 for the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority. View full size. Old photos to resume in a few short hours.

 

Pick Up a Case Today

Pick Up a Case Today

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.

 

Back to Books: 1940

Back to Books: 1940

A silkscreen WPA Art Project poster for the Illinois State Library Project circa 1940. View full size. Available as a Juniper Gallery fine-art print.

 

Yellowstone: 1938

Yellowstone: 1938

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.

 

Fort Marion: 1938

Fort Marion: 1938

Circa 1938 National Park Service silkscreen poster for Fort Marion National Monument. View full size. Available as a Juniper Gallery fine-art print.

 

Grand Canyon: 1938

Grand Canyon: 1938

Circa 1938 National Park Service silkscreen poster for Grand Canyon National Park. View full size. Available as a Juniper Gallery fine-art print.

 

Zion: 1938

Zion: 1938

Circa 1938 National Park Service silkscreen poster for Zion National Park. View full size. Available as a Juniper Gallery fine-art print.

 
 
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