Poster Stamp - Opera nazionale pro orfani infanti

Title

Poster Stamp - Opera nazionale pro orfani infanti

Type

Poster Stamp

Coverage

Italy

Date Issued

1918

Description

These poster stamps were issued in Italy around 1918 to promote the Opera nazionale pro orfani infanti (National Work for Orphaned Infants). The stamps feature a version of Giotto's portrait of Dante with the addition of a right hand holding a stem of flowers. The stamps have text as follows: at the top, on either side of the portrait: "OPERA / NAZ. / PRO" and "ORFANI / INF= / ANTI"; at the bottom, a quotation from Inferno 24:77–78: "LA DIMANDA ONESTA SI DEE SE- / GVIR CON L'OPERA TACENDO" (The honest request must be followed by silent work).

Extent

47 × 41 mm

Contributor

Opera nazionale pro orfani infanti (Italy)
Giotto

Language

Italian