Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmases past

This holiday season brings great hope for good change. Hopes are tempered, however by the reality of grave economic plight. Amid reports on plans for massive U.S. economic stimulus in the New Year, perhaps it will bring comfort to ponder seasons past, when government investment in America's cultural infrastructure, by means of the Works Progress Administration, helped bring joy to job-starved communities.
These images, both of WPA theater posters circa 1936-41, appear at IntLawGrrls courtesy of a favorite site, the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress. (credits here and here)

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