Between 1936 and 1943 the Work Projects Administration (WPA) produced 2,000 posters for various government agencies. The Federal Art Project, the visual-arts branch of the New Deal initiative, oversaw the completion of these posters, which promoted civic events and programs across the country. Of the collection, a handful beautifully portray nature, land and wildlife (see below). Now, in the era of the Pebble Mine controversy and the underfunded Land and Water Conservation Act, we hope to see the government again take land and waterway conservation seriously for the benefit of anglers, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife.
Images courtesy of The Library of Congress.