The following is a guest post by Hanna Soltys, Reference Librarian, Prints & Photographs Division.
The Work Projects Administration (WPA) Poster Collection is one of the Library’s treasures. We’ve hosted many orientations in person and online about these posters, and this time we’re offering an introduction to the collection during the evening hours!
On Thursday, July 7, at 7:00pm EST, I will host a virtual webinar that discusses the collection history, topical themes represented in the posters, and how to download images. I will share some of my favorite poster designs, such as this reading-focused one by Arlington Gregg.
In addition, the presentation will discuss the different types of processes you can find among the more than 900 posters, including silkscreens, lithographs, and woodcuts, as seen in the example below, encouraging visits to the zoo.
To our knowledge, the Library holds the largest known collection of WPA Posters, and plenty more examples and designs will be shown during the webinar. Join us!
- Register for the free webinar Object Lesson: The Work Projects Administration (WPA) Poster Collection on July 7 at 7:00pm EST.
- Read past Picture This posts about the WPA Poster Collection.
- View and download WPA Posters from the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.