The Histadrut’s Council of Labor published this poster depicting a group of olim disembarking from a ship sketched out in yellow behind the figures. The text on the bottom reads, “A Hand for the Olim; guidance for the mother, education for the child, occupation for…” The final word is missing due to a loss in the lower left corner (see condition discussion) but based on the available text we suggest that the phrase might have been, “occupation for the father”. The poster is undated, but from the nature of the image, we would place it in the late 40’s – early 50’s when there was a large migration of Jews from both Northern Africa and the Middle East. This offset lithograph was produced by A. Kaufman, someone with whom we are not acquainted although his name appears on a 1950 JNF poster. The poster appears to be extremely rare, since we have found no reference to it.
Condition – a large repaired loss in the lower left corner that has been replaced and over painted resulting in the loss of one word of the text; minor brownish spot stains, primarily but not exclusively on the right side; small fold mark at top left corner; otherwise clean and bright.
dimensions: height – 26 1/2“, width – 18 5/8“