Monday, March 24, 2014
The WPA and Beethoven
(WPA poster, promoting a WPA concert. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.)
During the Great Depression, millions of Americans enjoyed thousands of WPA concerts. Some WPA orchestras spawned longer-lasting state & municipal orchestras, such as today's Utah Symphony Orchestra (see here).
(WPA poster, advertising free music instruction. Note the lessons offered, in the border of the poster. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.)