"The true test of civilization is not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country turns out."--Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude, 1870. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

Gouache and pencil on paperboard | 77.2 x 29.2cm | 1958

Abraham Rattner

Credit: Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object: 1984.124.245

Image © Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2018
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