New York: Child Welfare Association, 1923. First edition. The posters show "the children of ten nations at work or play, dressed in native costumes and surrounded by characteristic scenery...and our own happy American boys and girls welcoming them all." A complete set. Each poster with a half-page color illustration by Fanny L. Warren. Verse on posters by Mary S. Haviland and verse on portfolio by Ethel Blair Jordan. Light soling to portfolio and some chipping to spine. Posters inside are very clean. Lacking the scarce envwlope in which the posters were issued. A very good, vibrant set, scarce in the original portfolio. Original color-printed buff card stock porfolio, enclosing the posters, which are also on buff card stock, with color illustrations. Ten posters, 11 x 13." Item #16847
The National Child Welfare Association published these posters in conjunction with the National Council for the Prevention of War. The posters were tools to teach children racial and ethnic acceptance as immigrant populations grew in the United States. The Ethel Blair Jordan verse espouses the importance of the younger generation in ending war: "In hearts too young for enmity there lies the way to make men free; when children's friendships are world-wide, new ages will be glorified. Let child love child, and strife will cease. Disarm the hearts, for that is PEACE."
OCLC records eight sets of these posters. Journal of the American Association of University Women (1924), p. 27.