Size: 35.5 x 12 inches
This piece is 1 of 4 panel posters designed to illustrate life in Brazil, circa 1940. Each image represents a scenes from Brazilian life and would have been used in American schools to teach children about foreign lands.
From the pamphlet that accompanies the poster: "One of the most interesting and important republics of South America is Brazil. It is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world, even larger than the United States ... In this poster we see a rubber camp on the edge of the Amazon river. This is the largest river in the world and the boats on the Amazon and its tributaries seres as the only means of transportation to many points in the interior of Brazil. ..."
Very good condition, obvious folds.