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Compost and Composition

nternational Harvester Company artists spared no effort even on the most mundane pieces of equipment. The detailed rendering and harmonious composition of this poster are impressive, and the muted monochromatic background makes the manure spreader almost leap off the page. Like many examples of 1920s commercial lithography, the design is attractive, yet subordinate to the product being sold.

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Color lithograph, 1920
Printed by Magill-Weinsheimer Co. (Chicago)
for International Harvester Co. of America
24" x 36.25"

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