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9 first-edition lithographs created by Arthur Szyk for a visual history of the founding nations of the UN

Object | Accession Number: 2002.113.3

9 first-edition lithographs from the "Visual history of nations" series dated 1945 to 1949. Kasimir Bileski, a Canadian philatelist and entrepreneur, commissioned Arthur Szyk to create the series in 1945. The series was originally referred to as the "United Nations series" because each of the 9 separate sheets symbolically portrays the visual history of a founding or member country of the United Nations. The nations included are the United States of America, Canada, Poland, Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, China, Switzerland, and Israel. The lithographs were created to be the title pages for a unique international stamp album and were printed from watercolor and gouache illuminations.

Series Title
Visual history of nations
creation:  1945-1949
Object Type
Lithographs (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irvin Ungar
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:59:29
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