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 Lassen Volcanic National Park here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/525017064
And Grand Canyon National Park here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/525020796
Print on canvas fabric with wood poster hanger. Solid walnut or White Oak pieces are compressed together by vintage brass ball thumb screws to securely hold the top and bottom of the print. Easy to hang with brass ring and your choice of twine.
+ Solid Brass Hardware holds prints more securely then magnets. Brass ring prevents twine from wearing and breaking. Brass Hardware has a vintage patina.
+ Walnut and white oak wood are sourced from sustainably managed forests.
+ Walnut is sealed with hemp oil and buffed to a smooth finish. White Oak is raw with a soft matte finish. I don't use stain, paint or varnish on the wood to allow the unique and natural qualities of each to shine through and also because I prefer non-toxic materials.
+ Please note that walnut and white oak are natural materials and there may be varitions to wood grain and tone. Walnut ranges in tone from medium warm brown to dark brown and sometimes will have a lighter sapwood in it. I allow the sapwood to show only if it looks asthetically pleasing. White oak ranges from a light neutral brown to tan color. See second to last photo for options.
+ Includes your choice of hemp, black or bakers twine with brass ring for hanging. If you do not choose a twine, hemp is the default option. See last photo for options.
+ 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.
+ 17" x 24" size in Walnut is pictured with Hemp Twine.
+ shipped in 100% plastic free packaging - cardboard box, tissue paper, kraft paper and kraft paper tape with cornstarch adhesive.
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If you have your own print and want the wood hangers only, you can find that listing here in custom sizes:
See "Print Only" section for prints sold without wood hangers.
Shipping from United States
3-6 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! Additionally, magnets can lose their strength over time. Brass hardware will never fail.
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.