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WPA Poster

WPA Poster


This approximately 13” X 19" print is a high-quality serigraph art print, ready to be matted and framed for display.

Ranger Doug's screen printed poster commissioned for Fort Union Trading Post features a scene that could have been viewed during Fort Union's heyday and a quote from Fort Union's 1838 clerk, Charles Larpenteur: "Thanks to kind Providence, here I am again in good old Fort Union."


Between 1935 and 1943, the WPA's (Works Progress Administration) 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 to this day.

Ranger Doug's Enterprises is the only source for faithful reproductions of WPA National Park serigraphed posters.  Originally produced between 1938 and 1941, these sixteen stunning historical national park posters have been painstakingly restored, one screen at a time and are now offered again as screened prints.

Because only 14 parks subscribed to the Western Museum Laboratory’s 1938 offer to produce posters, many parks today have commissioned contemporary poster designs "in the style of the WPA." These designs are a collaborative effort by both Doug Leen and Brian Maebius and now number over 40 parks and monuments with more planned.

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