"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.
1958 Abraham Rattner Born: Poughkeepsie, New York 1895 Died: New York, New York 1978 gouache and pencil on paperboard sheet: 30 3/8 x 11 1/2 in. (77.2 x 29.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.245 Not currently on view