CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship (Summer 2006)


Cover image: The miniaturist Bartlett Frost, shown demonstrating model-making techniques at the 1935-1936 California Pacific International Exposition in San Diego, was one of several sculptors and exhibit builders supported by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the Public Works Administration (PWA), and other New Deal programs to work at the National Park Service's Western Museum Laboratory in Berkeley. While at the laboratory, Frost lent his skills (and his likeness in the case of at least one figurine) to the creation of several highly detailed dioramas for Tumacacori and other Western national parks. Among the highlights of the California Pacific Exposition were a working CCC model camp (shown in the photograph on the back cover) and a CCC exhibit in the Museum of Natural History building. The exhibit showcased a variety of CCC activities, drawings, photographs, models, and paintings, including a tribute to the World War I veterans of the CCC camp, Temecula, near Riverside, California. (Courtesy of the Historic Photograph Collection, Harpers Ferry Center, National Park Service.)

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