Mount Rushmore National Memorial Travel Poster

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Travel Poster

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial is one of the most well known and iconic symbols of the Unites States. Mount Rushmore was placed under the administration of the National Park Service in 1933 and is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country.

South Dakota historian Doane Robinson is credited with conceiving the idea of carving the likenesses of famous people into the Black Hills region of South Dakota in order to promote tourism in the region. Robinson's initial idea was to sculpt the Needles; however, Gutzon Borglum rejected the Needles site because of the poor quality of the granite and strong opposition from Native American groups. They settled on the Mount Rushmore location, which also has the advantage of facing southeast for maximum sun exposure. Robinson wanted it to feature western heroes like Lewis and Clark, Red Cloud, and Buffalo Bill Cody, but Borglum decided the sculpture should have a more national focus and chose the four presidents whose likenesses would be carved into the mountain.

This one of a kind Mount Rushmore National Memorial print is a unique tribute to the WPA posters that were created in the 1930’s and 1940’s. The WPA posters were originally constructed as a government initiative to generate interest in the national parks and improve park attendance. We have designed WPA travel posters and postcards featuring all 59 National Parks and many other National Monuments, Memorial, National Recreation Areas and so forth to celebrate America’s diverse homeland and to encourage you to reflect on the rich history and beauty that each national park has to offer. We hope to inspire you to find your park and travel to the stunning landscapes which make America so great. 

Our posters are printed on beautiful Archival Professional Matte Paper. A true non-reflective matte with warm whites and a super smooth finish. It’s unique lusterless surface provides elegant color reproduction with subtlety and warmth. 
We offer many different sizes, but if you don’t see the size you are looking for, let us know. Print size can be customized. Just create a custom order or send us a message and let us know what you would like!
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