Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday: Jenny Lake Museum

Since we are in the area, let's visit Grand Teton National Park and John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway. This map is from the Park website.

There is WPA poster aesthetic and then there is Paint by Number aesthetic, and this postcard is over the line, in Paint by Number territory!

Giving credit where credit is due:
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.

A beautiful valley is dominated by tall mountains on the west - jagged peaks rising almost straight from the valley floor, or so it seems. You have seen pictures of this place. A meadow with a zigzag fence with sharp rocky peaks in the background? A stream in a grassy valley, again with those peaks?

A beautiful large lake with impossibly steep mountains in the background?

Yes, that is the Grand Teton National Park, and Jenny Lake is the name of that lake.

The museum is now called the Jenny Lake Visitor Center. It is open from May 14 to Sept. 22, and offers walks and talks with the rangers.

I have visited here, and pictures capture only a little of the beauty, majesty and just the air and the light of this place.
Thank you to our hostess Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.



Paul van Yperen said...

Another wonderful card of Yellowstone Park. My son and I've decided to travel to Yosemite a.o. this summer. Sadly, Yellowstone will be too far. Happy PFF.

Beth Niquette said...

I love to see these Postcards from Yellowstone park. There are a lot of wonderful memories from my childhood centered on a trip there.

Happy PFF!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

yes, Paint by Numbers, but I do like the colouring and judging by your pictures it isn't too far off. It must be quite a sight!

Joy said...

I love the iconic Teton peaks. Never visited but have been wowed by the pictures in the past. Love the elk.

Snap said...

Wow! I need to make my west! All of these wonderful national parks are on my list. Thanks for the gentle nudge! :D

Postcardy said...

There is also the digital art aesthetic, but I don't think that one is a particularly good example of any. It also looks like the blue background has faded a lot. I can hardly see the white lettering.

Tussy said...

Beautiful blue!

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Aimee said...

Oh, I just love this post! We recently watched the Ken Burns documentary on national parks. We'd like to visit them all. First on our list this year is the Grand Canyon.

Clytie said...

I love the pale blue color - and I love how you included the wonderful information and the current pictures!

Happy PFF!


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