Vintage Motivational Posters

There's a great piece in the New York Times magazine about vintage motivational posters created prior to the digital age. During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) to employ those who found themselves without a job following the stock market crash of 1929. The W.P.A. employed print makers and artists to design posters and printed materials to help promote various employment opportunities. What a great find it would be if you came across posters similar to the ones below to use as decoration in an office or library. I especially like the "Be a Tight Wad" poster...probably good advice given the current state of our economy!

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