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1848 - 1948 : In Freiheit geschaffen / In Freiheit ewachsen. (Centenary of Swiss Constitution 1848 - 1948).
No publisher. No Place of Publication. [ 1948]. - Color lithograph poster, 39 x 27 1/2 inches (99 x 70 cm), four folds (as issued?). Three edge tears of 1/2 inch or less, 1 inch split or less at two fold ends, approximately 6 pinholes at upper edge. Slight stain and tiny abrasion about the middle of the image, but scarcely noticeable. No wear along fold lines. Overall very good, bright condition. A brightly colored lithographic poster published in 1948 commemorating the Centenary of the Constitution of Switzerland. 1848 saw the transformation of a confederation of sovereign states into a federal system featuring an executive branch, legislative branch, and judicial branch. The Swiss example, bringing together four different nationalities under one constitutional umbrella, has been recognized as a favorable harbinger for those who desire an international European federation. The poster foregrounds the iconic coats of arms of the numerous Swiss cantons, behind which is the image of a venerable but vigorous tree, suggesting the common roots that bond diversity. Above the various Cantonal Coats of Arms is an unfurled Swiss flag — the white cross on red background, the symbol of Swiss unification — while at the bottom of the poster is enscribed "In Freiheit Geschaffen / In Freiheit Gewachsen" (Created in Freedom / In Freedom Grown). No publisher or artist is named. The color is particularly rich, the whole representing a vibrant and vigorous celebration of the Centenary of Switzerland's Constitution in 1948. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: old imprints ABAA/ILAB]
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