Monday, 9 April 2012
At the beginning of the 19th century Dutch classroom walls would be decorated with posters like the one shown on this postcard. the posters were instructional, to teach the children about the world around them. this one's title was "Spring in the fields".
According to the person who sent this to me, although the poster dates from 1909, it was still to be found on classroom walls in the Netherlands as late as the 1980s. The artist was Cornelius Jetses (1873-1955) who also illustrated children's books.