"The true test of civilization is not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country turns out."--Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude, 1870. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man, (painting)
Rattner, Abraham 1895-1978
Gouache and pencil on paperboard
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1984.124.245
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2007.
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums