"The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life."--Theodore Roosevelt. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Herbert Bayer, "The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life."--Theodore Roosevelt. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1959, photomontage, paper collage, watercolor and gouache on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.24

Title
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life."--Theodore Roosevelt. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1959
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 16 x 13 3/8 in. (40.7 x 33.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
photomontage, paper collage, watercolor and gouache on paperboard
Keywords
  • Allegory – quality – gluttony
  • Allegory – quality – vice
  • Allegory – civic
  • Figure female – head
  • Object – fruit
  • Object – other – money
  • Recreation – sport and play – dice
  • Object – foodstuff – wine
Object Number
1984.124.24
Palette
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