Looking at the cross currents of historical and contemporary events
Thanks for the link, Gintaras.I love these posters -- the ranger naturalists were the topic of my MA thesis and will probably make some sort of appearance in my dissertation. That's what I was copying yesterday in the archives -- the early letters of assignment under Albright. Did you know that many of the earliest naturalists in Yellowstone were women? A couple in Yosemite as well. Then they passed a regulation that naturalists are men and that's that (although the botanist in Yellowstone refuses to go away).
I was just looking back through this link and realized that this is the book on park architecture I read a few years back. I need to buy this one at some point.
Av, here's a wonderful site where you can shop for all kinds of cool NP retro stuff, including WPA posters,http://www.theparksco.com/
Very cool!I have a friend in Livingston who designed some 30s-style luggage tags etc for tourists. I love that period, but then those were my people. I'm a New Dealer at heart (although I have to always assure my younger colleagues that I'm not _that_ old!).