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Prints, postcards and posters - - Mexican toys / Illinois Art and Craft Project.
Prints, postcards and posters - - Mexican toys / Illinois Art and Craft Project.
Creator / AuthorIllinois Art and Craft Project
TitlePrints, postcards and posters - - Mexican toys / Illinois Art and Craft Project.
Contributor/sChicago (Ill.) - - Board of Education.
Place of Publication[Chicago]
Publisher[Illinois Art and Craft Project]
Date[1941]
Description1 print: silkscreen, color; 28 x 22 cm.
NotesFrom Let the artist speak! : Art of North and Central America, from Alaska to Panama. Part 1. Research and handbook, Elizabeth E. Marshall; scripts, Mary Agnes Schroeder. On left border of silkscreen prints: "Visual aid included in the Teacher's broadcast handbook, prepared to accompany broadcast... Pan Americana Series, part 1 - "Let the Artist Speak!"... Chicago Public Schools' own Pan American Art Appreciation Project, produced through the joint cooperation of the Department of Art and the Radio Council. Elizabeth Wells Robertson, director of Art and Harold W. Kent, director Radio Council".
SummaryDepending on the skill of the village carvers, seamstresses and potters, children played with a whole menagerie of carved, modeled and stuffed animals. Pictured are toys made of clay and petate. This clay pig bank is painted with attractive flower designs. The petate toy is made from woven fibers of dried palm leaves.
SubjectToys - - Mexico. Art, Latin American - - Study and teaching - - Pictorial works. Silkscreen prints - - Color - -1940-1950. WPA.
FormatPrints, Postcards and Posters
SourceBienes Museum of the Modern Book
Call numberWPA R 709.8 SI
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