Z is for Zoo Posters at the Library of Congress

Originally Posted April 2012

Between 1935 and 1943 artists in the Federal Art Project, a program of the Works Project Administration (WPA), created public art and posters to publicize exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, and health and educational programs. The WPA Poster Collection at the Library of Congress includes over 900 posters including these zoo posters.

During the same years the Federal Writers Project, another program of the WPA, produced the American Guide Series of books and over 1,200 books and pamphlets. One of these books was Who’s Who in the Zoo which is still available from public and university libraries around the world.

The Federal Arts Project produced this poster to promote the book.


4 thoughts on “Z is for Zoo Posters at the Library of Congress

  1. Love the vintage zoo posters.
    I really like vintage artwork. In fact, I did the whole A-Z series on my Nickers and Ink poetry blog with poems inspired by vintage caricatures, cartoons, and drawings. It was fun.
    Congratulations on completing the A to Z challenge for 2015.
    We made it! (I did 5 blogs this year for the series – all on different topics. Whew.)
    Thanks for visiting and commenting at
    Kicking MS to the Curb . Hope you will stop by again.


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