Wednesday, April 14, 2010


WPA 1930's PostersUnexpected treasures found among items grandma saved are not uncommon. Think before you clean out old paper ephemera. In May, Swan Galleries is auctioning 22 posters made in the 1930s by WPA artists to encourage children to read books.  The modernist posters are estimated to bring about $7,800 as a group. (They are being sold in 5 lots.) How lucky no one dumped them when cleaning a public library attic.


Ann said...

This is good news! I posted a link to this at, where I blog about my mother-in-law's lifetime collection of paper items.

Mac said...

so was it 'Grandmas attic' or the local public library where these posters were found?

ml said...

I have a complete set of 36 classroom Character-Culture-Citizenship posters copyright 1939 by T.G. Nichols Co., Inc., Kansas City. What is the best way to go about putting these on the market?