Lot of 25 posters, ranging in size from 19.5 x 29.5 in. to 21.25 x 29.5 in., including nine by Kühn en Zoon, Rotterdam, Netherlands, and four by Mouton Cy, The Hague. Posters feature a number of European unity symbols and phrases in a number of languages, including roughly translated French, Dutch, and German phrases, "To rise and live better," "Nevertheless," "By the Marshall Plan, inter-European cooperation for a higher standard of living," "Work together, strong together," "Inter-European cooperation for better living conditions." English phrases include "Whatever the weather, we only reach welfare together," "The fruit of cooperation / European Recovery Plan," and "Cooperation means prosperity." Illustrations featured on posters include several different depictions of doves, a human figure made up of several European flags holding a globe atop his shoulders, a happy-looking chef wearing a jacket made up of various European flags, stirring a pot labeled "ERP," a ship clad with numerous flags of European nations, and many more.
The Marshall Plan, officially known as the European Recovery Program, was a four-year initiative passed in 1948 by the United States purposed to aid in rebuilding the economies of Western European nations after World War II. The United States pledged 12 million dollars in economic assistance to the region in an effort to prevent he spread of Communism by rebuilding areas destroyed by war, revitalize trade and industry, and generally enhance European prosperity.
Posters in varying conditions, though most colors still appear bright and bold. Many with some discoloration and wear including rips/tears at edges.
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