Friday, September 10, 2010

Sepember (for September)

Back to work — back to school — back to books, exhorts this WPA poster from 1940 that seems both retro and yet still relevant today. Nothing has really changed much in the past seventy years. We remain optimistic that there will be jobs to come back to; we anticipate higher education once again becoming affordable; we dream of the day that libraries return to buying books. September in so many ways appears to be the season of hope. Although we have previously blogged on various typos for this month (see Septemeber and Septebmer, etc.), we've somehow managed to overlook today's entry, which was found 11 times in OhioLINK. So let's get back to the work of correcting typos, which will always be with us so long as we continue to have jobs, schools, and books.

(Poster for WPA Statewide Library Project, August 30, 1940, courtesy of the Library of Congress's Work Projects Administration Poster Collection, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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