Created in the mid-1930s in response to the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration's Federal Arts Project tasked struggling artists with promoting the landscapes and wildlife of America’s parks.
Artist Chester Don Powell was born 1896 in Westmoreland, Kansas and was hired by the WPA first as a road flagman in the Berkeley Hills, then as an artist with the National Park Service in Emoryville, CA. In addition to the WPA Ranger Naturalist poster series he designed in the mid 1930’s assisted by one of his students Dale Miller, C. Don Powell worked as a model builder creating ship and bridge models for large construction projects.
I have altered the colours of this poster to create a cohesive collection of three posters that can be displayed together. I can print the original version on request.
You can find Yellowstone National Park here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/538827521
And Grand Canyon National Park here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/525020796
Print on art paper or canvas fabric with wood poster hanger. Solid oak pieces are compressed together by antiqued brass thumb screws and then attached to the top and bottom of the print. Easy to hang with brass ring and your choice of twine or hang directly on the wall.
+ Solid Brass Hardware holds prints more securely then magnets. Brass ring prevents twine from wearing and breaking.
+ Oak wood is sourced from sustainably managed forests. Oak as an ethical construction material really is quite hard to beat. Having absorbed carbon dioxide throughout its life, an oak tree has already repaid its debt to the environment before it is felled. In addition to this, oak has a longevity and beauty many other materials cannot match.
+ Print and assembled poster hanger are shipped together but the print is not installed to avoid damage to the print. Installing the print is easy and no tools are required. Simply unscrew the thumb screws from the posts and insert the print edge in between the wood rails at top and bottom. Tighten the screws and your print is ready to hang.
+ Hand finished with 100% non-toxic and organic milk paint and wax. You can choose either Raw Oak, Old Oak or Black Oak. Raw Oak has no finish. See picture eight for choices.
+ Can be hung directly on the wall with no twine via two holes that are recessed so that the head of a nail will cling to the inner lip. Use the back top hanger as a template to mark the two holes, tap in two nails so the heads are 3/8" from the wall and, after installing print, hang on the nails.
+ Includes your choice of hemp, black or bakers twine with brass ring for hanging. See picture nine for choices.
+ 17" x 25" size with Black Oak hangers and Dark Grey & White twine is pictured.
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+ shipped in 100% plastic free packaging - cardboard box, tissue paper, kraft paper and kraft paper tape with cornstarch adhesive.
Shipping from United States
3-5 business days
Estimated shipping times
- Canada : 1 - 7 business days
- United States : 3 - 4 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 3 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you make your poster hangers with brass hardware instead of magnets?
Gluing metal to wood is notoriously difficult and requires some heavy duty toxic glue to get them to stay firmly in place. Even then the magnets are not likely to stay glued as wood is a natural material that expands and contracts with the heat and moisture. Eventually they will fall out and then all you are left with are some sticks! Brass hardware will never fail.
What is the difference between a paper or canvas print?
The paper I print on is a heavy weight textured art paper. It is very thick and luxurious and looks just as nice as the canvas when hanging.
The canvas is a thick cotton fabric that does not have an acrylic coating on the front like typical printable canvas and so that allows the fabric texture to really shine through on the print. The canvas will offer a little more durability.
I do not offer wholesale as I find that business model works best for mass produced goods and my products are not mass produced! I am a one person shop so I prefer to offer my best price all the time to everyone.
Aug 4, 2018
Jun 24, 2018
Vibrant colors, nice quality, fast shipping. Thanks!
Feb 14, 2018
Very nice print. The craftsmanship is perfect on the wooden holders.
Jan 2, 2018
Picture was great. Everyone who has seen it, has commented on it. came quickly, packaged well. Thank you