Vintage Reproduction of 1930s Yosemite National Park Poster
Used once for demonstration purposes in a gallery - when the Velcro stickers on the back were removed they took with them a thin layer of paper in the four corners (see second photo). A minor issue and does not affect the front of the poster.
This is a faithful reproduction of a vintage poster for Yosemite National Park in Northern California created for Americas National Park Service during the 1930s and 40s. The poster depicts El Capitan "The Chief" the 3000 foot vertical rock formation located on the north side of the Yosemite Valley. This 17" x 23" poster is printed on heavy stock paper using a non-reflective matte finish for a look and feel of the original silk screened posters.
In 1935 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as part of his New Deal program to put millions of unemployed Americans back to work. The New Deal administrators believed art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans not just the elite. The WPA funded various art projects including between 1936 and 1943 the creation of a series of silkscreen posters to promote America's National Parks which have since become collector's items.