Saturday, October 3, 2009

Park and Recreation Structures

This is a wonderful book I bought a few years ago that covers a number of National Park Service structures, filled with WPA drawings and photographs. You can actually peruse the book through the link to Google books above.


  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. Av, here's a wonderful site where you can shop for all kinds of cool NP retro stuff, including WPA posters,

  4. 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!).