Vintage Classroom Poster - Number 25 - Making A Model Town
These vintage classroom posters date from the 1950's and are from a series created by Macmillan and illustrated by John L Baker. They were designed as talking points for primary and early secondary schools and conjure up the early mid-century life with bright colours and good detail.
This one is number 25 - Making A Model Town. This is one of a series of prints showing children being creative in the classroom. The children in this fifties classroom are designing and making their own town out of cardboard, cotton reels and paint. It's very charming and reminiscent of early Blue Peter programmes. If you like this one there are some others that would go well with it, have a look at numbers 23, 24 and 26. Putting these together would make a lovely, bright display.
These original posters have crisp, clear colours. They are printed on thinner paper than the other series I have for sale - I wonder if it's because they were produced not long after the end of the war. Most have been trimmed around their white borders but there is still enough to create a frame. The edges have marks but the central images are all in good condition. They have been stored flat which has protected the image and means minimal creases.
They look fantastic framed up and on display in both children's and adult rooms. There are a number of prints from this series available in the shop, which look good displayed together.
Overall size is 49cm x 40cm. Image size 48.5cm x 38cm.