South Pole People School Chart
Year – 1950s
Creator – Westermann Verlag
Dimensions HxW – 117 x 90 cm / 46 x 35,4 inch
This school chart, made in Germany in the 1950s, is one of our absolute favourites. The fact that it is still in such good shape is quite a miracle, especially since the paper and canvas backing are really delicate and thus the environment of a class room full of pupils could easily have damaged it. This is also one the reasons why these particular charts are so rare: most of them did not survive their active duty. The bright blue color of the ocean and intricately drawn people and animals make this a unique piece on your wall.
On this chart we see the entire South Pole, or better yet, the final frontier continent of Antarctica. Wildlife is really abundant there and this chart gives us a unique insight into the vast variety. A selection of the various bird species including Albatrosses, Storm-petrels and Penguins are represented next to Orca's, Sea Leopards and Minke Whales. Also, there are the tracts of land that have been claimed by the various nations worldwide. A tribute goes out to the explorers venturing into the interior of this vast white continent. Most notably, the Norwegian with the likes of Roald Amundsen, who reached the geographical south pole on December 4th 1911.
In vintage condition, meaning there might be some wear and tear. Colors may differ slightly from the photos.