The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Another Day in the WPA

Another interesting collection in the Library of Congress American Memory catalog is Posters from the WPA 1936-1943. This collection features 900 posters created by Work Projects Administration artists on a variety of topics ranging from the arts to safety to wartime policies. As many of us return to work today, a safety reminder is just as valid now as it was then.

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