For some, recreation is as much a part of holiday tradition as comfort food and relaxation. As they do in my family, short walks and hikes can provide a welcome contrast to the other valuable, but maybe more sedentary, activities that characterize Thanksgiving. If you are craving a bit of physical activity this holiday week, perhaps the images below will inspire you to seek out some fresh air and scenery.
These posters, made for the Work Projects Administration as part of its Recreation Project, promote just that.
Majestic scenes provide a backdrop in some of the photographs of hikers in the collections.
The hikers in the next two photos look well-supplied, with filled packs in one case and sturdy walking sticks in the other.
Looking for yet another activity to pursue this holiday? If so, we suggest exploring the collections further using the links below!
- Read more Picture This blog posts that celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday: Feast Your Eyes: Filling the Holiday Platter and Cornucopias: Heralding Nature’s Bounty in Many Forms.
- Explore the Work Projects Administration Poster Collection and see more posters from that collection that relate to recreational activities.
- View additional photographs related to hiking.