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The Exotic

he Arabic text on this poster makes it particularly striking and exotic to Western eyes. A closer look, however, reveals traditional American farm scenes, including clapboard buildings that must have looked equally exotic to Arab viewers.

Arabic language poster.

Photolithograph, 1924

Printed by Herman Lithographing Co. (Chicago)
for International Harvester Co. (Chicago)
31" x 21"
Similar poster (Chinese): WHI 51962
Similar poster (English): WHI 10224

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