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WPA National Park Serigraphed Posters
Ranger Doug's Enterprises is the only source for faithful silkscreen reproductions of WPA National Park serigraph posters. We have hand-drawn every screen from the original black and white photographs, a process that took over five years. From these 'new' screens, we have recolored each poster using period artwork and palettes, and later original posters as they were discovered. Everything we sell is 100% Made in USA.
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 to this day; less than one tenth of one percent!
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 (the fourteen printed in Berkeley CA plus two See America prints printed in 1935 in NYC) stunning historical national park posters have been painstakingly restored, one screen at a time and are now offered again as screened prints.
Due to the immediate popularity of reintroducing this unique art, many National Parks have commissioned Ranger Doug to continue this series with contemporary designs "in the style" the WPA. We now publish about 50 park posters with more planned.
Our images are also offered as note cards and postcards. In addition to the poster images, we have restored the 12 historic window stickers known as "Zoo Stickers" because of an animal featured on each (1920s), the 10 additional historic stickers (1930s) and 23 contemporary designs in this style covering 45 parks and monuments.