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For the People:  Nebraska's New Deal Art

Illustrating Hope

Nothing is known about Raymond Johnson, the artist behind these poster illustrations, or whether these images ever became distributed posters. Johnson chose to convey a positive message that would have been welcome to many.

Bill's Got a Job

Raymond Johnson, Omaha
Ink on board
16 x 16 matted


Proof People are Buying

Raymond Johnson, Omaha
Ink on board
18 x 18 matted


CWA Made Happy Homes

Raymond Johnson, Omaha
Ink on board
22 x 30 unframed

Virtual Exhibits


  Work - or Lack Thereof

  Illustrating Hope

  Nebraska Environment


  Industry / Progress





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All artwork in this exhibit is Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration Commissioned through the New Deal art projects.
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