From the bloggers at Airstream Outside Interests
Airstreams have had a long, congenial relationship with the National Park system—the two rather grew up together, with Airstream kind of a kid brother to the older park system. Indeed, this year Airstream produced the Pendleton trailer, a commemorative issue recognizing the park system’s 100th anniversary.
His 1973 discovery of an original Works Progress Administration (WPA) poster, one of 14 commissioned between 1938 and 1941, led him on a winding trail in search of other originals, resulting in him years later finding the negatives for 13 of the images. His business, Ranger Doug’s Enterprises, initially reproduced the 14 WPA posters and was later commissioned by many of the other parks to produce new prints in the vintage style of the originals.
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