The journal of the Center for Documentary Arts, a nonprofit initiative to bear witness to suffering and promote the common good through the arts. At the crossroads of art, ethics, faith, and social justice, the Center brings together makers and thinkers whose work advances beauty, compassion, collaboration, dignity, and mercy.

23 February 2012

New Deal

Social Security poster, 1937

1 comment:

susan t. landry said...

i love the photography from the WPA era.
(dorothea lange et al)

and the delicious promise of that check...now moved to age 66, and depending on your standing in the actuarial stakes, and how you feel about gambling, 70.

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