Poster of the Day

“Indian Court Federal Building” by Louis B. Siegriest

vintage poster, WPA Indian Federal Court
A noted California painter, Siegriest designed eight posters for the Indian Federal Court Building at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1939.

The series highlights traditional arts from the Navajo, Pueblo, Haida, Plains, Chippewa, Seneca, Eskimo, and Apache tribal nations.  This particular poster features Chippewa pictographs and a “false face” mask used in Seneca healing rituals.

This beautiful set of silkscreens is one of the most famous poster series of the WPA period, and we’re excited to include two of them in our summer travel show.

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