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1929 Original Motivational Poster, Let's Clear the Air, Mather Work Incentive

$2,650.00
  • 1929 Original Motivational Poster, Let's Clear the Air, Mather Work Incentive

Unknown

1929 Original Motivational Poster, Let's Clear the Air, Mather Work Incentive

$2,650.00

Date: 1929
Size: 36.25 x 44 inches
Artist: Unknown

About the Poster: Printed in Chicago as part of the Mather Work Incentive series, this motivational poster shows a rainbow shooting through the sky after a rainy morning, demonstrating how beauty and peace can follow troubled times. It was directed at those in the workplace, and "designed to improve worker productivity and curb turnover during a time of economic expansion and plentiful jobs. [...] While these original vintage posters can be seen as workplace propaganda or camp Americana, they are perhaps most interestingly viewed as a visual expression of the idealism and optimism of the rising nation. President Calvin Coolidge pithily summed up in two sentences the ideology of the era in his 1925 speech to the Society of American Newspaper Editors: "The chief business of the American people is business...The chief ideal of the American people is idealism." (internationalposters)

This series is very well known, and has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and even a segment on the Antiques Roadshow! Our poster is in excellent condition, with two punched holes at top. Recently linen-backed, it is ready to be framed and would brighten up any home or workplace!