Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 240

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500


The Hope of a Nation Poster Series.
Incomplete portfolio of 36 posters. Each 18 1/2x12 1/2 inches, 47x32 cm. C.R. Jackson, Kansas City, M.O. 1937.

With - "Outline Lessons" book detailing the series & original portfolio envelope for the posters. This is the larger format, the smaller being 9x6 inches. Missing numbers 4, 13, 30 & 34.

A classroom educational/inspirational series entitled "Hope of a Nation Poster Series," these images, each with a sub-heading such as "judgment," "health," "industry" and "neatness" are filled with little moral messages for America's children. Each in three or four colors, they are a junior version of the work incentive posters produced by Charles Mather out of Chicago. Each color image is accompanied by a black and white sheet with images meant to spark classroom discussion on the topic. This series was reprinted several times before the 1940s and subsequent editions do not include the artist's name on any of the images.