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Vintage Jung - Koch - Quentell Flax Biology Classroom Wall Chart
Vintage pull-down canvas-paper wall chart of Linum usitatissimum / Flachs (common flax or linseed) used for instructional and teaching purposes. This particular teaching aide on canvas was manufactured by Jung-Koch-Quentell and printed in German. I believe the age of these prints range from the 1950's-1970's. This particular wall chart measures 32 1/2" (W) X 44 1/2" (L). The wooden dowels are slightly wider than the chart.
Botanical wall charts have a history dating back to the 1800s. They were created during a time of educational reform in Germany. The first wall charts were created in the 1820’s, mostly for use in primary schools. In the 1840s, the student population increased 108% while the number of teachers increased only 40%. Wall charts made it possible for teachers to show supporting visuals in large classrooms filled with students.
From 1850 to 1890, botanical wall charts became very popular with the advent of color lithography. Contributing to the popularity of wall charts by Jung, Koch, Quentell specifically, is their absence of text. Because they do not contain text, the charts do not have to be translated. This makes the charts by Jung, Koch, Quentell very versatile.
The condition of this wall chart teaching aid is fair - good. The colors are vibrant and bright, and the back ground is quite dark as there is very little fading, if any. There is however an approximate 10" crease / partial tear in the upper right hand side of the canvas. It doesn't detract from the overall beauty, but it's there. There is fraying on the edges and a few smaller creases and fine tiny areas of color loss (white specs) throughout. It's been stored rolled, so the condition is consistent with that type of storage. It's been stored in a dry environment, however is dusty and will need cleaning if ever matted and framed.
These wall charts have become very popular with designers and used as home decor. The bold colors and subject matter make these unique and vibrant examples suitable for display anywhere.
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$190.00 Stock Number: 1634