Saturday, July 24, 2010

1940s Sunday School Lithograph Posters

Today I wanted to share a few 1940s Sunday school lithos with you. They have such charming images and can be used for so many different projects, that is, if you don't want to simply frame them and hang them up.

Wouldn't they be adorable decoupaged onto wooden blocks and made into a puzzle? A project like that would require eight different lithos to have an image on each face of a block. They'd also be cute decoupaged on letter blocks, so some faces would have images and others would have letters.

The attention to detail is so sweet. Here's a series of closeups from the images above.

A word about the printer, in case you were wondering:
The Providence partnership of Harris & Jones entered into business as commercial lithographers in 1868, and became the Providence Lithograph Company circa 1875. In 1878, the firm began to emphasize religious lesson material for Sunday schools, and grew to become the leading printers of Sunday School lesson material in the country. Most of their work was done directly for the educational and publishing wings of the larger Protestant denominations. They also published periodicals and a small number of illustrated religious books under the imprints of Harris-Jones and the Religious Press.

1 comment:

  1. I love these prints! They remind me a little of the Dick and Jane books from school... for me that would have been 1954.
    Take care and have a great weekend.
    Ladybug Creek