New Deal Post

The Riveter By Ben Shahn is a poster showing a hard working America trying to get his life back in check after the great depression. One way that the government tried to create more jobs was through the WPA, which carried out public works projects. The WPA was the largest new deal agency and helped millions of people throughout the country. In the imagine the worker is working hard as the industrial revolution was coming into effect after the great depression. The posters main colors in the background are red and blue, symbolizing the United States and its idea of a new beginning which is another theme of this time period. 

Shahn, Ben. National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, www.archives.gov/exhibits/new_deal_for_the_arts/images/celebrating_the_people/riveter.html.

The Riveter by Ben Shahn