1930's NRA Antique Depression and WPA era Original Poster
Printed by: US Government
Artist: signed C. Coiner: Charles Coiner, graphic designer, poster artist, illustrator
Age: 1930's Red White & Blue Silk Screen Print
Condition: A condition,beautiful condition, on cardboard, ready for framing.
We were thrilled to find this original old and signed Charles Coiner NRA poster recently in such beautiful condition. It is bright, clean and stunning, and was made to display in a store or luncheonette. Text on the poster reads: "NRA U.S. CODE: We operate under an approved code and display the Blue Eagle as a symbol of Cooperation."
The National Industrial Recovery Act was enacted by Congress in June of 1933. FDR, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to aid the nation's economic recovery during the American Depression. Over 500 codes of fair practice were adopted for the various industries. Patriotic appeals were made businesses were asked to display the Blue Eagle, an emblem signifying NRA participation. This piece would have been used in an iconic American diner, restaurant, bar, tavern, grocery or general stores, or barroom.
Well known graphic artist Charles Coiner's (1898-1989) blue eagle became a sign of solidarity. The idea is said to have come from NRA administrator Hugh Johnson, who based it on Native American symbolism. Coiner was of the N.W. Ayres Co., an advertising agency in NYC. It's a great piece and ready for framing. We only have this one.
Size: 11 x 13.75 inches
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