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Title Poster for the 100th Anniversary of the Department of the Interior
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Date March 3, 1949
Description Photograph of poster prepared for display in the lobby of the Patrick Henry Hotel in Roanoke, Virginia, on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary (March 3rd) of the Department of the Interior. Chart used to show invitation to visitors. The image was taken on March 3, 1939 in Roanoke, Virgina, near milepost 121.4 in section 1N of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The poster features stylized text and a silhouette near the center. The poster reads:

100th Anniversary-March 3rd / United States Department of Interior / The Roanoke Office National Park Service Blue Ridge Parkway invites YOU to see / Kodachromes of the Blue Ridge Parkway / Color Movies of the National Parks / Parlor A - Mezzanine 12 noon to 9:00 PM today.
Location Location Name: Patrick Henry Hotel
Parkway Milepost: 121.4
Latitude: 37.268639
Longitude: -79.940944
Creator Individual Unknown
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Roanoke (Va.)
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway