"Farmer's yard", didactic poster for children, in lithographic print. Hebrew publication "Menora", Vienna, [1920s]. rare.
An illustrated poster for learning to read for children. In the upper part, a painting depicting a farmer's yard with a horse, a water well, and various accessories, below it are dotted words with numbering corresponding to the buildings, objects, and figures that appear in the painting - the barn, the stable, the chicken coop, the beehive, the horse, the tools, the farmer and the womanizer , and more. In the poster are a number of words that are not used in the Hebrew language today, such as karpif, karuna, terkalil, kilon, mshurat, gezerkash.
The poster was published by Menora Publishing, which operated in Berlin and Vienna starting in the 1920s. The publisher's founder, Rabbi Moshe David Gross, immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1913 and taught at the Beit Midrash for teachers of the "Ezra" company. At the end of the First World War, Gross went to Vienna and founded a book publishing house and a Hebrew printing house there called "Menora". The publishing house printed books and pamphlets in Hebrew and German, mainly on matters of the Land of Israel, Zionism and the Mizrahi movement, as well as a small useful dictionary compiled by Gros and known in Central European countries as the "Hebrew-German Menorah Dictionary."
At the beginning of the 20th century, a trend that had already begun in the 19th century reached its peak, which is the use of the Hebrew language in culture, literature and the press. In Central and Eastern Europe, a long series of periodicals and daily newspapers were published in Hebrew, and a large number of Hebrew book publishers served as a fertile ground for the development of Hebrew literature. The main centers of this process were Berlin, Vienna, Warsaw, Odessa and Prague.
60x91 cm. Printed on paper and attached to cloth. Stains, light tears, fold marks and creases. condition moderate.