Take Along A Book (c1910). Magnus Norstad (American, 1884-1910). Library of Congress.
Posters supporting reading have been a regular subject for American artists all through the 20th Century.
Norstad was a Minnesota artist famous for one painting, “City on a Hill,” which won a silver metal at the 1917 Exhibition of Northwestern Artists at the St. Paul Institute.
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. — Jane Austen