Tuesday, August 17, 2010

National Park Posters

In the midst of the Great Depression, the National Park Service commissioned artists to create posters encouraging Americans to get out and see our national parks. Growing up, it seems like our family took most summer vacations to Colorado. We became intimately acquainted with the wonders of Rocky Mountain National Park. I can still remember getting out of the car along Trail Ridge Road, in the middle of July mind you, and being fascinated with the amount of snow on the ground. These posters conjure up a certain nostalgia and remind me of the mystique of our country's national parks. Too bad they don't make posters like this anymore.

- Joel

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