The WPA Arts Project produced a LOT of posters in the 1930s and 40s and some of them were very striking in their design.
And then there’s the syphilis posters.
Seriously, there are so many syphilis posters.
These objects literally falling apart.
Once held dear and close by various women, their names almost entirely gone.
Their handiwork now forgotten, disused.
As good as buried.
I cannot save every story or even every object. This makes me sad, but also gives me a reason to produce art. If your grandmother or sister or friend makes you something, please keep it and keep it safe, for women’s work and women’s objects will be thrown out with the trash and are often not marked. What are we worth? Who are these women? How long did it take them to make a beaded bag or a night gown?
So I found a dead moth on the steps of my building and I had to take pictures. Maybe other people could walk away from it, but it was nearly complete.
I shot many of them with the sepia filter on the Canon PowerShot S110, which is really a good little camera. I love the detail of the moth fur in the first image!