Mail Your Letters with a WPA Poster (Stamp)


20 WPA poster stamps, on sale March 7.©2017 Hearst Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Here at The Living New Deal, we’ve preordered the latest edition to the Postal Service’s stamp gallery: Renderings of works initially created for the Poster Division of the WPA/FAP. These 20 “striking and utilitarian” images depict tennis players and bighorn sheep, industrial workers and ocean liners, and one of the most iconic images to emerge from the WPA Poster Division.

Amidst increasing privatization, these stamps, to be released on March 7, serve as reminders of an era when government was dedicated to “civic-minded ideals.” What better way to recapture that spirit than by supporting the USPS?

 

Gabriel Milner is Project Manager for The Living New Deal. He is a trained cultural historian who teaches courses in U.S. History at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University.

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