252: Northern Pacific / Yellowstone Park. 1924
Artist: THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) Size: 40 1/4 x 29 3/4 in./102.3 x 75.5 cm Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, Minnesota Influenced by Turner in his sense of color and composition, Moran used his ability to romanticize the American wilderness in promotion of Congress establishing a National Park System in 1916. Successful, he soon created similar designs for the railroad, resulting in the “first and certainly the most reproduced poster image [of his] famous painting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ” (American Railroad, p. 83). This is the horizontal format of the poster.