Monday, April 13, 2015

WPA Art - "Harlem Musicians"

("Harlem Musicians," a silk screen by WPA artist Elizabeth Olds. Image courtesy of the National Archives and the New Deal Network.)


  1. I follow your blog all the time, and I love reading it, looking at the art you post and sometimes sharing it with others, because I find solace in history, and in the beautiful art of the everyday.

    But I guess I had never told you.

    So I am telling you now. Thank you for making my day always just a little bit brighter, and for sharing your vast knowledge with me. I don't always read it, but I always look.

    And it is wonderful!

    Besos, not borders,

    Ana M. Fores Tamayo, Adjunct Justice
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    1. Thanks Ana, I appreciate the kind words. Yes, history (or, at least, certain aspects of history) can sometimes offer an escape from the distress of modern realities. I like reading the words of New Deal policymakers - it's a nice change from the "poor are parasites" rhetoric.