Joseph Gering, "Industry, self-denial, and temperance are the laws of , 1955, mixed media: oil, nails, and string on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.102
"Industry, self-denial, and temperance are the laws of prosperity for men and states; without them advance in the arts and in wealth means only corruption and decay through luxury and vice. With them progress in the arts and increasing wealth are the prime conditions of an advancing civilization which is sound enough to endure." --William Graham Sumner on the conditions of prosperity and progress. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
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14 9/16 x 11 1/16 in. (37.0 x 28.2 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Container Corporation of America
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- mixed media: oil, nails, and string on wood
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