Monday, October 5, 2015

America The Beautiful Posters - Government Sponsored WPA New Deal Art a National Treasure

Collection of Vintage Travel Posters.

Our Vintage Travel America Collection are reproductions of the original works of art commissioned by The Federal Art Project from 1935 to 1943. Works Progress Administration created over 2,000 elaborate posters dedicated to a plethora of New Deal initiatives which include Travel America Theme posters. Under the direction of the Works Progress Administration, New Deal program, the project was created to provide employment to Americas artist during the Great Depression. Artists were paid $23.60 a week to produce murals, easel paintings, sculpture, graphic art, posters, photography, museum and theater scenic design, and arts and crafts. This mammoth undertaking provided meaningful work for more than 10,000 unemployed and underemployed artists who produced hundreds of thousands of artworks commissioned under the Federal Art Project. As a result, the Federal Art Project supported such iconic artists as Jackson Pollock, Orson Welles, and Woody Guthrie, before their work could earn them income.

See America - Welcome to Montana

A series of three, beautiful, simple style posters from The United States Travel Bureau.  My favorite is the dramatic and majestic rider on horse back gazing upon towering mountain peaks, a hint of a glistening alpine lake hidden by a forest of pine trees.  Which poster is your favorite?

Want To See More?

We offer hundreds of Vintage Travel Poster Reproduction in our collection located on Zazzle.
Posters maybe selected in various sizes, paper types, mat choices and frames are available.
Just click the "Travel America Poster Collection" link above.

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