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America’s National Parks – a glimpse into the future. https://t.co/ZN63sydH4L

America’s National Parks – a glimpse into the future. https://t.co/ZN63sydH4L

The Works Projects Administration which was part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal of the 1930s and 1940s, put millions of unemployed Americans to work. Employed via the WPA were a plethora of unemployed artists and photographers who were commissioned to create paintings, murals, sculptures, graphic art, photography, theatre sets, museum scenes, arts and crafts, and two million silkscreened posters which promoted education, the arts, public health, travel, as well as war propaganda. From 1935 to 1943 around fourteen hundred posters were printed to lure visitors to the US’s national parks. Only a fraction (41) are accounted for today. This is thanks to the tireless work of a former park ranger, nature photographer, and artist named Doug Leen (who goes by Ranger Doug ). Fast forward almost 100 years to the clever recreation of these artworks by 31-year-old painter and illu...

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