Tag Archive | posters

Mountain Day (August 11)

Today, August 11, is Mountain Day/山の日 in Japan. Like the Independence Day poster that we featured on July 4, this poster was created by the S.N.D. Agency and published by Nihon Kenkyusha/日本研究社 in July 1949.  It is an illustrated guide to “Summer on the Mountain.”  It shows the flora and fauna that exist at different […]

Independence Day Poster

Happy 4th of July! This poster was a special edition of “School News Digest” dedicated to Independence Day in the United States.  It was created by the S.N.D. Agency for educational purposes and published by Nihon Kenkyusha/日本研究社 in June 1946. (click the image to enlarge) In addition to an historical timeline at the top, the graphic […]

Featured labor-related material – wall newspapers

In conjunction with the exhibition, “For Liberty, Justice, and Equality: Unions Making History in America,” we will be featuring labor-related materials from the Prange Collection. The exhibit, which draws upon materials from the labor collections in Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland, will be on display in the Maryland Room Gallery on the […]

National Safety Week (July 1-7)

National Safety Week in Japan is observed from July 1 through July 7.  According to the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, this year marks the 90th National Safety Week. Two wall newspapers in the Prange Collection celebrate National Safety Week. The first, “Anzen Eisei Kabe Shimbun,” was issued in June 1948 […]

Featured Education book – Hokkaido no shakaika kyoiku

In September 2015, we began digitizing the education books in the Prange Collection.  We’ll share interesting educational materials with you as the scanning project progresses.  A list of posts in this series can be found here.  When a Prange staff member was preparing “Hokkaido no shakaika kyoiku [北海道の社會科敎育]” (Call No. 411-0044) for digitization, one page caught […]

Posters and Wall Newspapers

The Prange Collection contains a total of 285 posters and wall newspapers, including educational charts used in classrooms, labor union posters, and posters produced by local governments for promoting public health.  The wall newspapers were posted in public places, such as train stations, and many were hand-painted. A selection of the posters and wall newspapers […]