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Parlor Decoration

ome printed advertisements served as decorative art in people’s homes. This calendar for Osborne implements recalls The Barefoot Boy, a popular print based on a John Greenleaf Whittier poem. The Barefoot Boy remained in print for at least thirty years and spawned a whole sub-genre of prints portraying romanticized scenes of rural childhood in America.

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Color lithograph, 1913
Unknown printer for International
Harvester Co. (Chicago)
22" x 13.5"

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