White Sands National Park WPA Style Poster


Between 1935 and 1943, the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration crafted an impressive array of over two million posters, showcasing 35,000 distinct designs. These artistic creations aimed to captivate the public's imagination, promoting various aspects of education, theater, health, safety, and travel. Within this initiative, WPA artists ingeniously fashioned 14 designs representing national park units. While a mere 1400 WPA national park posters were initially produced, only 40 of these original pieces endure today. This preservation owes much to the dedicated efforts of then-ranger Doug Leen, who passionately pursued any remaining national park posters.

The revival of the distinctive WPA style garnered immediate popularity, prompting numerous National Parks to enlist Ranger Doug for the continuation of this series. The result? Contemporary designs seamlessly embodying the spirit of the original WPA pieces. In the present day, there exists only one authentic source for these WPA-inspired artworks, and WNPA takes pride in offering these designs for several of our esteemed partner parks.

This White Sands National Park Serigraph Poster, created through meticulous serigraphy, is a perfect example of WPA inspired design. Capturing the mesmerizing beauty of White Sands and the iconic soaptree yucca, it infuses vintage charm into contemporary spaces. Embrace the WPA era's essence with this uniquely crafted serigraph poster.

  • Official park poster approved by the National Park Service for White Sands National Park
  • High quality hand screened serigraph poster
  • Size: 13 1/2" x 19"
  • Made in the United States
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