New York State Winter Wonderland

Animated series of three winter tourism posters, one for skiing and two for the bobsled run at Lake Placid.

January/February 2013

The New York State Library's 7th floor exhibit for winter featured seasonal-themed materials, from I Love NY winter tourism annuals to large-format posters, including a run of bobsledding beauties from the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics and beyond.

Most of the posters came from the Library's collection of New York State documents, as did the winter tourism and skiing guides in the smaller display cases (not shown here).

The exhibit was on display in the 7th floor lobby from January through February 23, 2013.


Display Cases

Display Case 1

Display case 2

The first display case had three posters promoting the Olympic bobsled run at Lake Placid. Two of these posters were created as part of the Federal Art Project NYC, a project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression. There was also a small poster from the 1980 Winter Olympics, which were held at Lake Placid, NY.

 

The second case featured a brochure and a large poster from the 1932 Winter Olympics, also held at Lake Placid, NY.

 

The third display case focused on skiing, with a "Ski New York" travel poster and a more recent I-Love-NY-era example showing a mountain criss-crossed by ski trails.


Display case 3

Exhibit curated by Shawn Purcell

Last Updated: December 8, 2014