Video shows highlights from WPA Posters stamp ceremony

May 17, 2017

A new Postal Service video features highlights from the WPA Posters stamp dedication earlier this year in Hyde Park, NY.

“The artists of the WPA gave purpose to design. They enriched the public life of the nation,” PMG Megan J. Brennan says in the 1-minute, 25-second video.

The WPA, also known as the Work Projects Administration, provided millions of jobs during the Great Depression. The program was a key component of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal.

The stamps “would please my grandfather very, very much,” says David B. Roosevelt, the president’s grandson.

“They highlight what he undoubtedly would have considered one of the … cornerstones of his New Deal,” he says.

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