Size: 23.5 x 35.5 inches
Artist: A. Bortzells
About the Poster: Originally designed as a way for poor city children to stay in the countryside during the summer, Barnens Dag was created by an elementary school teacher called Agnes Lagerstedt after a similar program in Switzerland. In order to enable more summer colonies in more places, people began to arrange festivities and activities in different places to raise funds for this. A first Children's Day Party was organized in 1901 and gradually expanded to include more children and students from all over Scandinavia.
Designed by A. Bortzells, this is one of a series of posters for Barnens Dag that we recently found in Stockholm and brought back to L'Affichiste, just for you!
Vibrantly collored, beautifully printed and spectacular, we think this poster is an amazing tribute to children, to Sweden and to posters. Rare.