We love the design and artistry of WPA-era posters—many of which celebrate American history and its natural wonders. These posters were designed and drafted by professional artists and illustrators, who found work through the WPA during the Great Depression. At first the WPA posters were hand-drawn and colored; later, silk-screening the poster artwork to speed production. But even during the highest production years the posters were a hand-made process. (Read more about the history, below.)
Our new design honors Gettysburg Battlefield and all the men who fought there that day. This iconic view shows the statue of Union General Gouverneur Warren atop Little Round Top. Warren is credited with seeing the need to defend the hill at a crucial point in the battle.
Commissioned by The Pursuit of History and created by artist, Larry Stuart. His design was inspired by the iconic posters of the national parks created by the Federal Art Project of Works Progress Administration in the 1930s that have now become collector's items.
This is the second in our series honoring America’s great historic sites. The first was Fort Ticonderoga and it is also available as a limited edition silk-screened print.
Size: 11" x 14"
About the paper weight and printing process: Printed on a 10 pt. Cardstock matte using standard inks.
This design is also in a limited edition fine art print, cards, sticker, and a magnet.
About the Artist
Larry Stuart is an illustrator and lettering-artist who incorporates a sense of history and the well worn into his work. He loves the patina of rural America and enjoys wandering back roads looking for inspiration. He's been to more Civil War sites than you’d think is possible. You can see more of his work at larrystuartstudio.com
Learn more about the National Park Posters whose style inspired this original art