Vintage Posters

Rangers of the Lost ArtBetween 1935 and 1943 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) had a Federal Art Project that printed over two million posters in 35,000 different designs to stir the public’s imagination for education, theater, health, safety, and travel. Due to their fragile nature only two thousand original posters have survived (Source: Ranger of the Lost Art brochure).

The National Park Service and Ranger Doug Enterprises sell stickers, postcards, and posters.

These caught my imagination: National Parks AND vintage? Yes, please. This slideshow is of the places I’ve been. There are others in the collection where my travels will someday take me and the slideshow will surely be updated. Can’t see the slideshow? Click here.

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3 Responses to “Vintage Posters”

  1. Trans-Americas Journey March 8, 2012 at 6:08 PM #

    When our Trans-Americas Journey working road trip was still in the US we were on a mission to collect all of the vintage US National Park post cards based on vintage posters. Thanks for reminding us how cool these posters are!

    • plonde March 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM #

      did you find them all?!

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