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WILLIAM WILLMARTH (1898-1984)
NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA ROCKIES / NATIONAL PARKS YEAR. 1934.
41 1/2x27 inches, 105 1/2x68 1/2 cm. Condition B+: creases and repaired tears at edges, some in image; replaced losses and slight restoration at top edge.
Attempting to encourage citizens to travel to the National Parks, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared 1934 to be National Parks Year. Speaking from Glacier National Park on August 5th, 1934, Roosevelt declared "I am glad to say that there has been a magnificent response and that the numbers visiting our national parks has shown a splendid increase." Posters were prominently incorporated into this campaign, as were National Parks Year postage stamps. William, along with his brother Kenneth, began working for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1930. They designed several works together, which were signed "Willmarths," and each did individual work as well.