Character-Culture-Citizenship Guides Posters

A while back my mom brought over a few framed items. As she was unloading them she said, "My friend was throwing these away and they seemed like they might be your style so I kept them for you."

I figured the worst case scenario was me throwing them out. But my mom was right. They are mid-century-ish and the SMILE poster is pretty creepy (I tend to like creepy art).

My mom thought they were magazine covers, but I did a little digging and found out they were actually educational posters; Character-Culture-Citizenship Guides to be precise. Antiques Roadshow has some more info:

So now I'm a little bit obsessed with these Character-Culture-Citizenship Guides and have to see the set of 36. If for no other reason, to learn how to be a good citizen.

1 comment:

  1. OMG...those ARE creepy. I wonder if I might have been exposed to those as an impressionable child in the 50s and if I could use that to explain/excuse some of my idiosyncratic behavior. I'd like to point out, however, that I AM a good citizen...LOL