On this contemporary poster, modeled after the WPA travel posters of the Depression-era, America's symbol of welcoming freedom stands proudly with a cloudy New York harbor behind her. In the foreground, silhouettes of immigrants gaze on the statue while they await the beginning of their new lives in America.
This classic travel poster quotes from the last five lines of "The New Colossus", a sonnet by Emma Lazarus that is engraved on a bronze plaque inside the statue's pedestal. It was Lazarus's poem that transformed the statue from a gift from France to a symbol of opportunity for immigrants arriving at Ellis Island.
Hang this poster up as a way to celebrate all those who came to America yearning to breathe free!
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY WPA STYLE TRAVEL POSTER, 24th Aug 2018
Reviewer: Jacqueline Boucher
While I thought that the poster was a little overpriced, I went ahead with the purchase to support our national parks after visiting Teddy Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill. The poster came to me impressively wrapped and protected. However, when I took it to the framing store to be framed, the woman who helped me pointed out that the poster had a few scratches on its surface. The scratches were minor, and I went ahead with the framing anyway, thinking that the scratches would give it a "distressed" look.