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I can’t escape posters; listening to my regular podcast ‘Part Time Genius’ I uncovered the story of US Park Ranger Doug Leen and his quest to recover lost designs following a chance discovery in 1973

Our hero the self styles Ranger of the Lost Art now has his own website devoted to these posters

It wasn’t until 1973 that a park ranger named Doug Leen happened to saveone of the posters from the trash—a chance discovery that eventually led to a resurgence in the popularity of the images and their signature WPA style. Of the 14 designs, 12 originals have been recovered.

Full story here

via The Forgotten History of Those Iconic National Parks Posters