A Portfolio of 31 Charts Showing Safe Maternity Care, 1939
On view until September 17th in the Cushing Rotunda of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar Street and published by the Maternity Center Association
This set of small posters, shown in its entirety, was designed for parenting classes, waiting rooms, and formal exhibits. Many of the posters employed "photomontage" which combined a photographic image with a drawn background—a "modern" graphic technique which served to reinforce the "modern" message.
The Maternity Center Association in New York developed the first classes for expectant parents as part of comprehensive maternity services. In 1938, it offered the first classes for fathers.
This well-worn set is now quite rare, only four appear in WorldCat, the largest public access online library catalog.
Exhibit on view June 22 through September 17 in the Cushing Rotunda.
To view the posters online: click here