- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) - A former National Park Service ranger who’s an expert on Depression-era posters created for the federal government is giving a talk on his work at a Hudson Valley historic site.

Doug Leen, known as the “Ranger of the Lost Art,” will give a lecture at 6 p.m. Saturday in the visitor center at the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park.

Leen was a seasonal ranger in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming in the 1970s when he discovered a park poster created by artists employed by the Works Progress Administration, started by FDR to provide jobs in the 1930s. That poster found by Leen was the only one known to survive.

Since then, only about 40 other original posters have been found.

Leen makes silkscreen reproductions of WPA national park posters.



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