Friday, 23 October 2009

Vintage School Posters

I thought I'd show you some charming posters that have just been added to the "Second Childhood" department of my shop.

They are from vintage (30's, 40's & 50's) issues of Child Education magazine & were intended for use in classrooms.
The illustrations are so charming & colourful & would look fabulous framed.

The one above is "Cleaning The Rabbit's Hutch" from 1953.

The one below is "Harvest Time" from 1939 - poignant to think that such a peaceful country scene is depicted in the year the world went to war.

"Mother Goose's Village" is from 1952 & depicts all sorts of traditional Nursery Rhyme characters.

This one depicts Queen Elizabeth II leaving Westminister Abbey after her coronation in 1953.

"A Country Fair" is from 1940 - also during the war years.

There are others too - it's always amazing when something as fragile as paper survives all this time (including the war years) & they do deserve to be cherished for years to come.


  1. The posters are lovely - I especially like the fairground one.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. What wonderful pictures and what a contrast to the posters schools get issued with now!!

    Sue xx

  3. The posters are wonderful! They would be great framed and it would preserve them for years to come. I love graphics from the 30's, 40's & 50's. Reminds me so much of my family.

  4. I posted earlier, but doesn't look like it took, unless it's delayed? Sorry if I'm posting twice in that case. I love your posters. The top ones look like "Dick and Jane" book characters.
    Happy Saturday,

  5. Those are really sweet posters.
    thanks for sharing them with us.

    barbara jean