Item: Work with Care WPA safety poster, 1933-1941

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Record Number: 1735
Box/Case: H-P Box, Possoff Folder
Reproduction restrictions: Unknown
Artist: Isadore Posoff
Date of Original: 1933 - 1941
Original Format: Printed Matter
Inscription text: WORK WITH CARE
Image description: Federal Art Project safety poster by WPA artist Isadore Posoff.

The Federal Arts Project was a branch of the Works Progress Administration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's massive work-relief effort. In its peak years, 1936 to 1938, the FAP employed 5,000 artists across the country, at a salary of $95 a month. They created murals, sculptures and paintings, taught community art classes to millions, and produced 2 million posters from 35,000 designs at a cost of about a dime each.