Chippa Granite Says Buy NH Products
Chippa Granite was a character created by New Hampshire state artist Alice Cosgrove in the 1950s. Chippa's image was used on posters, billboards, signs, and brochures. He encouraged people to visit New Hampshire and to buy New Hampshire-made products. Chippa Granite became a symbol of New Hampshire.
Image Credit: New Hampshire Historical Society
The 20th century
was a time of inventions, conflict, and progress. People got access to all sorts of things that made their lives easier, like indoor plumbing
, and automobiles. There were also several wars during the 20th century, most notably World War I
and World War II
. And there was enormous social and cultural change. Fashions changed, mass communication
and entertainment became available to all Americans, and people pushed for greater rights in society to jobs, housing, and education.
All of these changes affected New Hampshire, and more than ever before Granite Staters felt connected and involved in what was happening in the country and the world.
As you learn about New Hampshire in the 20th century, think about the following questions:
- How did New Hampshire’s identity evolve in the 20th century?
- What economic changes did New Hampshire experience during this time?
- How did New Hampshire’s people adapt to changes in the 20th century?