Custer Battlefield Poster
- Poster in metal frame
- 20 X 28 inches
- $20 flat fee shipping
Artist Leonard Baskin (1922-2000).
This poster titled "Sitting Bull, Custer Battlefield" was distributed by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior, in 1979, and memorializes Chief Sitting Bull of the Hunkpapa Sioux.
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.