CATALOG 163: COME BUILD THE NEW LAND!

Images of Israel in Zionist Posters for
Diaspora Jews from the 1950s & 60s

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Nr. 40 "In the Village"

 

 

 

Friends-

We are pleased to publish:

Catalog 163: Come Build the New Land! Images of Israel in Zionist Posters for
Diaspora Jews from the 1950s & 60s.

Though already almost five decades old at the founding of the state of Israel, the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet LeYisrael in Hebrew, or KKL) in the early statehood period continued to depend on international support for its work in support of the newly established Jewish state. Toward that end, it produced posters for distribution to Synagogues, Jewish community centers, and other Jewish institutions around the world, part of a campaign to continue to build support for Israel among diaspora Jews: support in the form of travel, political support, and money.

These JNF/KKL posters generally reflect mid-century design and make use of recurring themes: happy healthy people, most often children, working on the soil, bringing in the bounty, converting the rock and desert from wasteland to a simple but robust homeland. The Israelis depicted would made most American secular and non-Haredi Jews of the mid-20th Century very comfortable: Men are beardless but generally (though not always) have their heads covered, as do most boys; Women wear skirts or dresses and short sleves. Some girls wear skirts or dresses; others wear shorts. Active outdoor work is being done by men or children (but not women).

Other posters in the highlight specific holidays, celebrations, or campaigns. But whatever the design, the message was clear: Israel is a success; it is a happy place full of hardworking people which should be visited and supported.

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  1. • The Dovecot - Colombier - Palomar. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 50cm by 35cm. Light wear to edges. Very Good Condition. $150.00
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  3. • The Stable - El Establo - L'Ecurie. Issued by K.K.L. Israel. 47.5 cm by 33 cm. Very Good+ Condition. Beautiful. $200.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  4. • From a Wasteland to a Settlement. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 47.5 cm by 33cm. Light wear to edges; one tear at upper edge. Good Condition.
  5. $300.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  6. • Little Shepherds -Les Petits Bergers - Pastorcitos. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 47.5cm by 33 cm. Very Good+ Condition. Beautiful.
  7. $325.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  8. • Building Terraces in the Hills. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 49.5cm by 34cm. Light wear to edges. Very Good Condition. $100.00
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  10. • Blasting Out a Road by the J.N.F. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 50cm by 34cm. Lightly bumped corners. Very Good Condition. $100.00
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  12. • In the Forests of the Jewish National Fund. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 50cm by 34.5cm. Lightly curled edges. Very Good Condition. $200.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  13. • Little Gardeners - Les Petits Jardiniers- Jardineritos. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 49.5cm by 35cm. Bumped edges. Good+ Condition. $225.00
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  15. • Poultry - Volaille - Aves. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 49.5cm by 35cm. Lightly bumped edges. Very Good Condition. $250.00
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  17. • The Chicken Coop - Dans le Poulailler - En el Corral. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 38cm by 34.5cm. Lightly soiled edges. Very Good- Condition. $200.00
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  19. • Fishing in the Pond - Peche dans L'Etang - Pesca en el Lago. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 48cm by 33.5cm. Very Good+ Condition. Beautiful.$275.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  20. • Let Us Build a Succah. To Jewish Children from the Jewish National Fund. 48cm by 33cm. Light wear to edges. Very Good Condition. $300.00
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  22. • In the Banana Plantations -Dans les Bananeraies - En el Platanal. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 47.5cm by 33cm. Torn upper corner. Good Condition.$200.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  23. • The Wheat Harvest - Le Moisson de Blu - La Cosecha. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 49.5cm by 34.5cm. Lightly bumped edges. Very Good Condition. $200.00
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  25. • The Farmer's House - La Ferme - La Casa del Campesino. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 49.5cm by 34.5cm. Lightly bumped edges. Very Good Condition. $200.00
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  27. • [Planting-Settlement-Aliyah] Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 34cm by 49.5cm. Two light tears to edge. Otherwise Good Condition.
  28. $225.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  29. • In the Bee-Hive - Dans La Ruche - En El Colmenar. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 33cm by 49.5cm. Small torn portion on center edge.Otherwise Good Condition.
  30. $250.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  31. • Picnicking in the Forests of the Jewish National Fund. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 33cm by 47cm. Lightly bumped corners. Very Good Condition. $300.00
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  33. • Clearing Rocks from Jewish National Fund Land. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 34.5cm by 49.5cm. Lightly bumped edges. Very Good Condition. $225.00
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  35. • [Two Children Planting Trees]. 33.5cm by 48cm. Lightly bumped edges. Very Good Condition. $175.00
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  37. • Israel Independence Day. Issued by the Jewish National Fund. 34.5cm by 49cm. Lightly bumped edges. Very Good Condition. $150.00
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  39. • Zalman Shazar. Issued by the Youth & Education Department - The Jewish National Fund. 35cm by 50cm. Lightly bumped lower edge. Very Good- Condition. $75.00
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  41. • Theodore Herzl. Issued by the Youth & Education Department - The Jewish National Fund. 35cm by 50cm. Three small tears to outer edge. Otherwise Good Condition.
  42. $75.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  43. • TABA - National Stamp Exhibition Haifa; 13-17 April 1952. 34.5cm by 49.5cm. Lightly bumped edges. Very Good Condition. $450.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  44. • The 19th of Tevet - Birthday of J.N.F. Jewish National Fund Youth and Education Department. 34cm by 54.5cm. Heavily frayed edges, but image remains nice. Fair- Condition.
  45. $100.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  46. • Shavuoth - The Harvest Festival. Jewish National Fund Youth and Education Department. 34cm by 54.5cm. Lightly bumped corners. Very Good Condition. $150.00
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  48. • 5th of Iyar - Israel Independence Day. Jewish National Fund Youth and Education Department. 34cm by 54.5cm. Very Good+ Condition. Beautiful.
  49. $175.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  50. • Plant the Victory Forest in Jerusalem Restored. Jewish National Fund Youth and Education Department. 35.5cm by 55.5cm. Closed tear extending into image at top, edgewear. Fair Condition. $125.00
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  52. • What does the Jewish National Fund do in Israel? Jewish National Fund -Youth and Education Dept. 35.5cm by 56cm. Lightly worn edges. Very Good Condition. $200.00
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  54. • [Laminated] Let My People Go! Jewish National Fund, Youth and Education Dept. 53.5cm by 38cm. Fold lines. Otherwise Good Condition.
  55. $125.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  56. • [Laminated] Tu B'Shevat. From Sand to Land. Jewish National Fund. 28cm by 35.5cm. Very Good+ Condition. Beautiful. $50.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  57. • The Children's Forest. Jewish National Fund of America. 45.5cm by 61cm. Torn corner, taped corners, frayed edges, otherwise Good Condition.
  58. $50.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  59. • Eretz Israel. Keren Hayesod, Jerusalem. Printed in Palestine. 50cm by 70cm. Tears along fold lines at bottom. Otherwise Good Condition. Still attractive. $125.00
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  61. • Israel. 1950. Issued by the Jewish National Fund of America. 57.5cm by 88.5cm. Fold lines. Otherwise Good Condition.
  62. $200.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  63. • Israel. State of Israel Tourist Department. 47cm by 66.5cm. Fold lines with some closed tears, tape on corners, frayed edges. Worn, but still attractive.
  64. $200.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  65. • Israel. State of Israel - Tourist Department. 66.5cm by 97cm. Fold lines, large closed tear at top, tape on edges, frayed edges.
  66. $225.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  67. • Israel Independence Celebrations May 1951. State of Israel - Tourist Department. 62cm by 98.5cm. Fold lines, some stains. Otherwise Good Condition.
  68. $275.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  69. • Israel. State of Israel - Tourist Department - Hakirya. 68cm by 99.5cm. Tape on edges, fold lines, Edgewear, especially at top corners. Otherwise Good Condition.$375.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  70. • A Flower from Israel. Keren Hayesod Youth Division. 34.5cm by 49cm. Fold lines. Otherwise Good Condition.
  71. $300.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  72. • In the Village. Jewish National Fund. ca. 47.cm x 34cm. Closed tear at top, small chip to top margin, just touching image. Good Condition. $400.00
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  74. • Adamah, Adimati. Jewish National Fund. ca. 34cm x 47.cm. Very Good Condition. $200.00
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  76. • In the Cowshed. Jewish National Fund. ca. 47.cm x 34cm. Very Good Condition.
  77. $175.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  78. • The Water Tower. Jewish National Fund. ca. 34cm x 47.cm. Left margin tear, Very Good- Condition.
  79. $175.00