Complete Set of Twenty World's Fair Souvenir Postcards from the Exhibition "The Glorious Days of the Polish-American Fraternity" GRAPHICS, Arthur SZYK.

Complete Set of Twenty World's Fair Souvenir Postcards from the Exhibition "The Glorious Days of the Polish-American Fraternity"

[Kraków: Drukarnia Narodowa, 1939]. First Edition. 1. "George Washington."
2. "Jan z Kolna."
3. "The Polish pioneers in Virginia in the 17-th Century."
4. "Olbracht Zaborowski (Zabriskie)."
5. "Karol B aszkowicz."
6. "Tadeusz Ko ciuszko."
7. "Ko ciuszko constructing the fortifications of Saratoga."
8. "Felix Miklaszewicz."
9. "Jakub Sadowski."
10. "Kazimierz Pu aski."
11. "George Washington and Kazimierz Pu aski."
12. "George Washington and Casimir [sic] Pu aski after the battle near the Brandywine river."
13. "Pu aski mortally wounded in the battle of Savannah."
14. "The death of Michael Grabowski."
15. "Panna Maria, Tex. 1854."
16. W odzimierz Krzy anowski."
17. "Vladimir [sic] Krzy anowski in the battle of Cross Keys."
18. "Ignacy Paderewski."
19. "Thomas Woodrow Wilson."
20. "Wilson and Paderewski."

Reference: Joseph P. Ansell, "Arthur Szyk: Artist, Jew, Pole" (2004), pp. 101-4. Twenty color postcards all measuring 15x10.5cm or the inverse; all in Fine, postally unused condition. Explanatory text printed on versos in English and Polish. The set reproduces twenty of the artist's twenty-three miniature paintings commissioned by the Polish foreign office for the Polish pavilion at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Each image, including portraits of George Washington and Woodrow Wilson, conveys "Polish-American connections...and contributions of Polish people in America" (Ansell, p. 101). The collection is comprised of the following pieces (in approximate chronological order, though beginning with the lead painting, the portrait of George Washington):.

Price: $500.00

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