Safety for You, Safety for All
In 1935, the Federal Government enacted the largest and most ambitious agency of The New Deal, the Works Progress Administration (WPA). To help put an end to the Great Depression, the agency provided nearly eight million jobs between 1935 and 1943, mostly to unskilled men to carry out public works projects. The WPA also funded all sorts of community improvement programs, including those promoting safety and health. To inform the public, a great many posters were made, each touting health and safety advice.
Many of the maxims contained on those banners still apply today (and some are just hilarious). So we hunted down some of the best for your viewing pleasure!
(All images courtesy of the Library of Congress)