Back to School Vintage Alphabet // ABC Flashcard Letters // 1970s Poster Reproduction // Black ABCs

Back to School Vintage Alphabet // ABC Flashcard Letters // 1970s Poster Reproduction // Black ABCs



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  • Materials: paper

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This set of alphabet cards feature restored reproductions from a set of large sized classroom ABC posters entitled "Black ABCs." Published in 1970 by the Society for Visual Education in Chicago, Illinois.

A quote from the back of the original cards: "The pictures are of people and situations particularly relevant to many city children and thus can make the reading readiness program in city schools more meaningful."

Dimensions: 7.5 inches x 10 inches

The back of the restorations do not have this message. The watermark does not appear on the actual product.

The cards are packaged in a clear cello envelope.


This listing is for one 7.5x10 inch poster card.

Individual cards are $5.00 each. The entire set is available for $60. Click here for a listing for the entire set of posters:

About the Cards

These cards are reproductions of a set of oversized alphabet posters I acquired when I was an elementary school teacher. It took me 5 years to find a complete set. The cards were worn and damaged when I found them. I had them scanned on a special large format scanner and restored them using Photoshop. The restoration project, done as a hobby, took another 5 years. My internet research on the images and the agency that produced them shows that the copyright expired in 1990 and I was not able to find evidence that the agency renewed the copyright. I do not claim ownership of the images but reproduce them in good faith with the understanding that the copyright has expired.


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5 out of 5 stars

Cecilia Feb 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful print. I have loved these posters for so long and I couldn't be happier to find them for sale! This is practically free and a much appreciated project. Thank you!!!!

Cheryl Aug 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Totally cool. As a black woman, I dug this even more. Who knew there were black ABC from the 70's? This will be going up in boys' bathroom. Love the happy, active image of boys having fun. Awesome sauce! Arrived quickly and as described. Will surely be back for gifts for friends and kids.

mimi Stevens May 8, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I love these! they came just as expected. so excited to hang them up :)

lindabecker99 Sep 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars


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