Image features a poster design by Lester Beall for the Rural Electrification Administration. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.

Poster with a black and white photographic image of a woman removing freshly-baked biscuits from oven, set against a blue printed background, on the bottom half. On the top half of the design, the background is composed of red polka dots on a white background, and the title “A Better Home” appears within a central band of blue in an ovoid shape positioned diagonally.

Featured Image: Poster, A Better Home, 1947; Designed by Lester Beall (American, 1903–1969) for Rural Electrification Administration (USA); Offset lithograph and screenprint on paper; 101.8 × 76.2 cm (40 1/16 × 30 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. Edward C. Post and from Friends of Drawings and Prints, General Acquisition Endowment, Sarah Cooper Hewitt, and Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Funds, 1995-106-2