Friday, April 16, 2010

PFF: Zion National Park


The back of this card says:"Works Progress Administration (WPA) circa 1939, Artist Unknown. Between 1935 and 1943 the WPA's Federal Art Project 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 posters have survived. The National Park image shown here is also available in the original poster format from many National Park bookstores."
Published by Ranger Doug Enterprises. (1-888-972-7678) Seattle, WA.

I purchased this card and a number of others in this series at the bookstore at the main ranger station in Zion National Park. It was two years ago, and I just found the postcards tucked inside a book of Utah geology. I'll be featuring these cards over the next few weeks. I just love the graphics and the colors.
Someone participating in PFF showed a postcard from Hawaii National Park from Ranger Doug in their previous post. If it's you, please speak up!
It was a beautiful sunny day to walk around Zion, two Aprils ago. But boy it got cold at night - we woke up to snow flurries covering our tents!

Postcard friendship Friday is hosted by Beth at the Best Hearts are Crunchy.

viridian

14 comments:

Linda said...

wow, lovely colors and dramatic lighting. I have a soft spot for all things WPA related.

Beth Niquette said...

How VERY interesting! This is a lovely postcard!

Sheila said...

How lucky that you managed to find them again! I love the graphics and colours too. Beautiful.

Shaunna said...

What a neat card! And a National Park I have never heard of. :D Thanks for sharing! Happy PFF!

Bob of Holland said...

Beautiful card. The original poster was probably a lino print. Happy PFF.

Postcardy said...

I love the style of the WPA posters.

Snap said...

I love this card. Bet the original poster was something to see!

Joy said...

The 30s were a wonderful time for posters. Looking forward to the others in the series.

Lyneen said...

An era of art I love....Happy PFF!

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Clytie said...

I love finding things again - like they're brand new all over again!

This is a beautiful postcard. I love the work done by the WPA.

Debs said...

LOVE this...very 1930s...believe it or not i just purchased a very similar looking font for a web design project i'm working on! happy (belated) PFF!

maryt/theteach said...

Viridian, we love to go to Zion National Park someday. thanks for sharing the WPA postcard with us. We could use something like the WPA today... :)

CafebyJW said...

Look like movie poster for me, beautiful one.

Thanks for sharing.

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