Tag: dancing

You know who knows how to party? White people.

You know who knows how to party? White people.

Album Cover of the Week, Music
For the first Album Cover of the Week posting of 2012, I was hoping to find a good New Year's themed cover. But instead I stumbled across a bunch of old vinyl showing just how totally unhip white people could be whilst partying. Let's go with that instead. Happy 2012! Frankie Paul and the International Polka Band -- Polka Party Munyan & Floyd Lockhart w/The Rhythm Rangers -- Square Dance Party Merv Griffin's Dance Party You know you want to hear Merv Griffin sing and swing to "The Charanga," so here you go. The Mayfair All-Star Orchestra -- Frat House Party Teen Age Dance Party Wanda Jackson -- There's a Party Goin' On Joe Reisman and His Orchestra -- Party Night at Joe's Ray Anthony -- Arthur Murray Dance Party 12 Top Hits The Bruce Johnston Surfing B
More Posters of the WPA (Works Progress Administration)

More Posters of the WPA (Works Progress Administration)

Ephemera, Featured Posts
Just when you thought you'd seen the last (well, only) gallery of posters from the Works Progress Administration, BAM! Here comes another one, only four years later. According to Wikipedia, the WPA was the largest and most ambitious of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal agencies, employing millions of workers to carry out public works projects. Agency workers constructed public buildings and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects. Nearly every community in the United States had a park, bridge or school constructed by the agency, which especially benefited rural and Western areas. The budget at the outset of the WPA in 1935 was $1.4 billion a year (about 6.7 percent of the 1935 GDP), and in total it spent $13.4 billion. That's all well and g...