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Art : Historical Memorabilia : 1900-1940s
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Have you Met Bill Jones? 1927 Motivational Poster Cards w/ Original Easel Stand Box Parker Holladay

Have you met Bill Jones?. This was a 1920's propaganda campaign used to motivate people in the work place. Displayed in work areas to promote industrial efficiency and unify the work force, they were made to show what a model worker was. Marked in the lower left: " USA & Canada 1927 The Parker Holladay Co. 100 E. Ohio St. Chicago Ill.", these cards were created by a man named Charles Rosenfeld who was a sales man for The Mather Co. in Chicago.
The set comes in a easel that was designed to sit on your desk. The set is a collection of 52 cards originally but due to the age of this set, it is missing one card and the easel stand has a tear on the back flap.
Each card has a multicolored lithograph of amazing art deco/ industrial design inspired graphics with a motivational message. On the back of each card is a Result Chart to "Keep a Permanent Record of "Bill's" Activities".
The card is approx. 5 1/2" x 7" and the easel box is approx. 7 1/4" x 9". The overall condition is near mint, with minimal bends to the corners. The colors and print area of each card is in remarkable condition. I have photographed the cards in a set of 6 organizing them according to the numbers on the lower right corner. As you can see the set is only missing number 4 in the set, but due to the amount of other cards it will hardly be missed.
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