The Adventures of Today Poster
The Adventures of Today Poster
The Adventures of Today Poster

The Adventures of Today Poster

  • Poster in metal frame
  • Artist Dorothy Waugh
  • 20 X 28 inches
  • $20 flat fee shipping
  • Created sometime in the 1930s, this poster promoting the national parks features a lone fisherman in a scenic mountain setting with the motto, “The adventures of today are the memories of tomorrow."

  • 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.