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DescriptionThe Hope of a Nation Poster Series (Works Progress Administration, 1937). Overall: Very Fine-. Posters (2) (12.5" X 18.5") "Cheerfulness" and "Reverence." Miscellaneous.
Offered in this lot are posters from a series entitled The Hope of a Nation-- A weekly promotional series part of the Works Progress Administration that was passed out to schools during the Great Depression. Used in classrooms, the bright and fun designs were meant to entertain and catch attention of the students to help promote good habits and character traits in students. These posters are the "Cheerfulness" and "Reverence" posters, both distributed in April, 1937 as numbers 32 and 30 in the series, to emphasize to children that it's important to stay cheerful, and always hold reverence for the natural world. Unrestored posters with bright color and clean overall appearances. They may have general signs of use, such as slight edge wear, light creases, minor surface scuffs, some smudges, small tears, or faint staining.
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