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/ca/listing/538827521
And Grand Canyon National Park here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/525020796
This image is printed onto 100% cotton canvas fabric. The print is displayed in a reusable poster hanger that is made of oak wood rails that are compressed together by antiqued brass thumb screws and attached to the top and bottom of the print. The hanger can then be hung on a hook or nail by the brass ring and organic hemp twine or bakers twine.
The wood is finished in your choice of 100% non-toxic and environmentally friendly finishes. You can feel good about hanging this in a nursery or child's room. I use milk paint followed by my own polish made of beeswax and organic hemp oil for the Old Oak and Black Oak finishes. Raw Oak has no finish for a Scandinavian look or you can paint or stain the wood however you please!
+ 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.
+ Wood hangers are 1" tall x 1" deep (including thumb screws) x width chosen above
+ Canvas and assembled poster hanger are shipped together but the print is not installed to avoid damage to the print. Installing the canvas is easy and no tools are required. Simply unscrew the thumb screws from the posts and insert the canvas edge in between the wood rails at top and bottom. Tighten the screws and your canvas is ready to hang.
+ Printed on heavy-weight cotton canvas fabric. Most canvas prints on the market have an acrylic coating which is a type of plastic. The canvas I print on looks and feels like cotton canvas fiber as it has no coating. I print in-house on a commercial printer using archival quality pigment inks.
+ 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 four for choices.
+ If you intend to stain or paint Raw Oak yourself please include a note at checkout so I can ship with the twine separate. Instructions will be included to thread the twine once your finish is complete.
+ Includes your choice of hemp, black or bakers twine with brass ring for hanging. See picture five for choices.
+ the 17" x 25" size with Old Oak hangers and hemp twine is pictured.
+ US customers please note there are NO extra charges for customs and duties as all US orders are sent directly with USPS.
+ International shipping is available at the following rates:
11" and 17" wide sizes: $20 USD
24", 36" and 44" wide size: $50 USD
Please contact me if you would like a listing made with international rates
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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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