1950 Ad Container Corporation America Joseph Addison Quote Leo Lionni Art YFT6
This is an original 1950 color print ad for the Container Corporation of America that features a quotation from English essayist, poet, and playwright Joseph Addison (1672-1719) about education that reads; "Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. At home a friend, abroad an introduction; in solitude a solace and in society an ornament. It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives, at once, grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage." The ad also features an illustration by Leo Lionni (1910-1999) that portrays a child doing his schoolwork.
This 63+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso.
- Product Type: Original Print Ad; Color
- Grade: Very Fine +++
- Dimensions: Approximately 9.75 x 12.75 inches; 25 x 32 cm
- Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
- Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This piece was illustrated by Lionni, Leo. Artist name printed on page - bottom right of image.
Leonard Lionni (1910-1999) was an author and illustrator known for his various childrenÕs books, including The Alphabet Tree, Inch by Inch, Swimmy, Frederick, and Little Blue and Little Yellow. Lionni emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1939, and served as the art director for Fortune magazine from 1948 to 1960. In 1960, he moved back to Italy, and created over forty childrenÕs books. Lionni received the American Institute of Graphic Arts gold medal in 1984, and was awarded four times as the Caldecott Honor winner.
Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising, Student