The way History America creates each poster is (almost) as interesting as the history it honors. After careful research, models reenact looks throughout the decades—and centuries. From muskets to fatigues, the costumes and props capture the essence of each era. Founder Mark Waterman photographs as many as 1,000 shots of each look, then the artists at History America paint the final images for a striking effect.
Mark has always been interested in history and became intrigued by the evolution of firefighter’s gear. He decided to create a visual way to honor it. From there, he took more vocations that not only preserve the past, but also bring it to life.