Chicago: Beckley-Cardy Company, 1951. Complete set of twelve black and white posters, measuring 10.5 x 8.5 inches. Housed in publisher’s pictorial envelope printed in black and red. Light edgewear to envelope, posters fine.
Complete set of midcentury classroom posters, designed to be colored by students. The twelve community workers featured here are a bricklayer, butcher, carpenter, fireman, grocer, librarian, lineman, milkman, newsboy, nurse, policeman, and postman. Only the librarian and nurse are women. As a footnote, each image offers specific instructions on which colors to use; the grocer's “face, hand, and peaches” should all be “flesh color.” Beckley-Cardy 534. A fine set of classroom materials, reflecting an idealized (and homogenous) portrait of the postwar American worker.