Take Another Look! The Art of the Poster

Whether they are produced in print or electronically, posters are an effective way to advertise and promote. Graphics and text combine to catch the eye and inform prospective attendees about upcoming events and offerings of the Gottesman Libraries’ Education Program. But, did you ever wonder where the images come from? While many are found “labeled for re-use” via Google Images Advanced Search, others are drawn most carefully from the Teachers College Art Collections. The historical art collections inspire beautiful displays in the third floor Offit Gallery, while they are fully accessible through Pocketknowledge, the social, digital archive of Teachers College.

Be sure to check out the following links, including those for the Pocketknowledge Viewer, which lets you browse art works in a slide format, in different sizes, and with notes about the about the work, including details on dimension, medium, color, subject matter, special features, provenance, value, and viewing information.

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Spring Night in the Wood (1956), by Lubesnow Alexander

Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art







170123_Workshop2_219x365Workshop: Rough Seas? Navigating Your Research Topic

Sea Harvest (1957), by Alex Simpson

Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art








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A National Celebration (circa 1955), by Unknown

Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art







170206_Workshop2_219x365Workshop: Operating Course Reserves

A Girl Pioneer Operating the Machine and a Worker (1930), by Kobzev

Ukrainian Children’s Art Collection







170123_Exhibit_219x365Exhibit: Winter: Selections from the Teachers College Collection

The Stronger Substance (circa 1970), by Gladys Mock

Federico Castellon Memorial Print Collection







170417_News_219x365News Display: Great San Francisco Earthquake

After the Earthquake, San Francisco, CA  (c.1920)

Rothman Lantern Slide Collection







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Still Life (circa 1955), by Fatima

Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art







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Landscape (circa 1955), by Stallan Widholm

Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art







  • Federico Castellon Memorial Print Collection comprises a collection of 78 prints donated to Teachers College by established printmakers throughout the United States under the aegis of the Society of American Graphic Artists.
  • Rothman Lantern Slide Collection is a K-12 teaching resource containing several thousand mounted photographic transparencies intended for projection by a magic lantern.
  • Ukrainian Children’s Art Collection consists of 26 original works by Ukrainian students, and was first exhibited in New York in the late 1930’s. The works were created by art students aged 8-13, and were typical in their socialist content as well as form. They illustrate principles of both art education and civic training, and provide a unique view into Soviet education of the 1930’s.
  • Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art comprises about 350 paintings, drawings, prints and collages made by adolescents aged 10 to 18 from 32 countries across the world. The Collection was originated in the 1950’s by Dr. Edwin Ziegfeld (1905-1983), the creator of the arts and education program at Teachers College.