Details: This poster is of a vintage WPA ad from the Philadelphia Council of Defense. It says at the top Don't Be a Drip! In the middle it shows a leaking water faucet and says Be Patriotic¿ Stop Leaks¿ Save Water¿ At the bottom it says Philadelphia Council of Defense .
The Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1939 to the Work Projects Administration; WPA) was the largest New Deal agency, employing millions of people and affecting almost every locality in the United States, especially rural and western mountain populations. Headed by Harry Hopkins, the WPA provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression in the United States. Between 1935 and 1943, the WPA provided almost 8 million jobs. The program built many public buildings, projects and roads and operated large arts, drama, media and literacy projects. It fed children and redistributed food, clothing and housing. Almost every community in America has a park, bridge or school constructed by the agency.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.