In 1923, Charles Mather began selling subscriptions to corporations for an annual poster series to motivate and inspire workers. What began as a novel concept to use up excess capacity turned into a very popular series seen in hundreds of factories across the U.S. during the Roaring Twenties.
This is perhaps the most sought after of all Mather posters. The Twenties were the Golden Era of college football, with large new stadiums popping up around the country and stars like Red Grange and Knute Rockne becoming household names. Depuy's hard-to-find and beautiful poster skillfully used a runner fending off a tackler as a metaphor to encourage workers to steer clear of gangs.
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