Out of Whack Mather Poster ✓

Mather Poster, 1927

48 x 36 in (121 x 91 cm)

ID #LBT-L-12

"Defective equipment wastes your time -- spoils your work -- hurts your showing. Let's keep it fixed."

The vibrant and split complementary color scheme featured is distinctly Mather. 

The 1920’s brought in great wealth for America, propaganda posters from World War I and the start of “welfare capitalism.” It was the perfect environment for Mather and Company work ethic posters to gain popularity. Employers who wished to improve the efficiency of their office, and divert worker attention away from unions, could purchase a subscription of these posters. They made use of catchy slogans, puns, and metaphors, as well as the Art Deco-style designs of well-known American artists. Though the Mather campaigns ended in 1930 due to the 1929 stock market crash, a truly American ideal had been preserved in nearly 350 different posters -- that of the importance of capitalism, individualism, and efficacy.

Condition: Excellent



1000-2500 1927 america electrician electricity labour life mather medium Original Safe size-47-5x36 united staes us usa vintage poster vintage posters warning work ethic work signs