Washington Your National Capital Canvas Print
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 11 X 14 inches
This popular 1930's travel poster enticed travelers with, "Washington, Your National Capital Beckons You!"
Framed and ready to hang, it makes a nice piece of history with a message that still rings true today.
During World War I, many branches of the federal government used posters to urge Americans to support the war effort. In a time without radio, TV, or the Internet, posters were an inexpensive way to deliver powerful messages to millions of people. The government hired well-known artists to create designs that unified the American people. Posters continued to be published during World War II, and new posters are still in production. The National Archives holds close to 20,000 posters produced by military and civilian agencies.