The Vanderbilt University Visual Resources Center resides in the History of Art department and is your source for finding and properly using high-quality images resources for your papers, presentations, and projects.
A short documentary film showcasing the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) efforts to recover lost and stolen Depression-era artwork. As the official custodian of artwork produced as part of the New Deal and Work Progress Administration commissioned during the 1930s and 1940s, GSA works with other federal agencies and the arts community to recover these historically significant pieces. The film highlights the partnership, which is putting many of these lost works back on display through loans to museums and galleries across the country, where they can be enjoyed by the American public.
General Image Resources for Public and Political Art
A digital archives documenting urban landscapes, including images of graffiti, public art, advertising, signage, and architectural design. Great for contemporary and extant works. Follow the link to the University of Washington Library's digital resources for more extensive collections.
This collection consists of posters produced from 1936 to 1943 by the WPA. The posters were designed to publicize exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, and health and educational programs.
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