Under FDR's New Deal, the Works Progress Administration hired artists to create posters promoting everything from hygiene to travel.  

Produced between 1936 to 1943, the posters have stood the test of time and are ever so cool.

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

 

For more, check out the Library of Congress collection:

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/wpapos/