Thanks to the Instagram feed of local artist Marc Pekala (@marcsart_) we took a deep dive into the Library of Congress’ digital print collection this morning. Pekala makes it a point to share goodies he finds in the collection, and to point out that many of the works belong to the people of the United States–meaning anyone can download the gorgeous Art Deco-inspired pieces and hang them in their homes. We dug up some truly artful posters from the late 1930s, many of which were commissioned and created by the WPA. Here are some of our favorites:
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Hillary writes about interiors, real estate, arts, and culture. She is the former digital media editor of The New Republic, and her work has also been published in Glamour, The New York Times Book Review, and The Washington Post, among others. You can follow her on Instagram @hillarylouisekelly or on Pinterest @hlkelly.