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International Picnic Day- June 18

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This collection celebrates the #HashtagHoliday of #InternationalPicnicDay. A picnic is an outing or occasion that involves taking a packed meal to be eaten outdoors. Often, picnics take place at urban parks or on the shores of a beachfront and are enjoyed in large groups, typically families. In this collection, you will view images of picnic scenes and a vibrant picnic poster series from the 1970s and 1980s. This collection includes a creative writing prompt around describing event sequences and using imagery in your writing. It was adapted from the Smithsonian's collection of "Summer Picnic" posters https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/summer-picnic/X7Rh5kBN7xYwnDoH.

Herman Miller Summer Picnic, 1985

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Summer Picnic

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Summer Picnic, 1970

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller Summer Picnic, 1989

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller Summer Picnic, 1982

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller, Summer Picnic, August 18, 1972

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller Summer Picnic, July 28, 1984

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller Summer Picnic, July 25, 1987

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller, Summer Picnic, August 5, 1977

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller Summer Picnic, July 25, 1981

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Summer Picnic, 1975

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller, Summer Picnic, July 26, 1980

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller Summer Picnic, 1988

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller Summer Picnic, July 26, 1986

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller Summer Picnic, 1983

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller, Summer Picnic, July 29, 1978

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller, Summer Picnic, August 16, 1974

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller, Summer Picnic, July 28, 1979

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Summer Picnic, 1976

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Herman Miller, Summer Picnic, August 17, 1973

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Group at a picnic

Archives of American Art

Outdoor Portrait of a Family Standing by a Picnic Table

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Books Are Amusing Companions

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum