>> Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Image borrowed from here.

It's amazing what I find trolling the internet while I should be working. I love the aesthetic of much of the art produced by the New Deal Works Progress Administration (WPA). In fact, I have a framed collection of many of the National Park drawings from the period. For example,

Image borrowed from here.

Designed by Alexander Dux, this See America poster promoted domestic tourism to National Parks in the 1930s. It turns out that many of these images are available online, through the Library of Congress' website, courtesy the prints & photographs division. Most of the posters were made during the late 1930s through the Federal Art Project; many, if not all, of the National Parks still sell postcard and poster-sized reproduction.


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