I bought this 1940’s chart from my friend, Janice( She’s a fabulous dealer at Kane in the poultry barn.). I was excited to get it home and on my wall, but I was even more excited when I googled the background!
This old Chicago school educational chart was one of many printed by A.J.Nystrom and Co, and some are still used today. This is what I found out about the printing company, and you can still find a bunch of charts for sale on Etsy.
It turns out Hilary S. Jurica, an ordained priest born and botanist who was born 1892 who designed the charts, attended and taught at St. Procopius Abbey, which is the next town over from me! How is that for some crazy stuff! I felt like the sign was coming home!
I love when history intersects with real life!