Friday, August 1, 2008

WPA Poster ~ Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park

The largest program created by FDR's New Deal was the Works Progress Administration. The Department of the Interior in Washington D.C. commissioned art work for the National Park Service. This poster for Mt. Lassen Volcanic National park was created in 1938, artist unknown, part of a Federal Art Project.

President Theodore Roosevelt created Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park in 1916. Located in central Northern California, it encompasses fir and pine forests, cinder cones, lava pinnacles, craters, hot springs, steaming sulphur vents, small lakes and the world's largest plug dome volcano, Mt. Lassen. The peak was named for a Danish blacksmith who settled there in the 1830s and was used as a landmark by early 19th century settlers.

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