These vintage classroom posters date from the late 1940's to the early 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 16 and shows cows and their calves enjoying a wade in the duck pond on a summer day, The farmyard is in the background. This print works well with the Hen and Chicks and Horses posters and the three would make a good countryside display in a nursery.
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 no 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.