May 21, 2009 - Sale 2181

Sale 2181 - Lot 102

Price Realized: $ 600
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
28 1/4x20 1/2 inches, 71 1/2x51 1/2 cm.
Condition B+: repaired tears, overpainting and restoration in margins and image.
"Milhous was educated at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before joining the FAP. An exhibition of her posters in a FAP gallery attracted the attention of a children's book editor at Charles Scribner's Sons, where she was a staff designer 1944-1946, and launched her successful career as an award-winning children's book illustrator" (WPA p. 164). Her 1950 book The Egg Tree received the American Library Association's Caldecott Medal. This is one of the rarer of her WPA posters. Not in WPA, not in Posters for the People.