Poster Stamp - Cassa nazionale di previdenza per la invalidità e la vecchiaia degli operai and Società Dante Alighieri

Title

Poster Stamp - Cassa nazionale di previdenza per la invalidità e la vecchiaia degli operai and Società Dante Alighieri

Type

Poster Stamp

Coverage

Italy

Date Issued

1903

Description

This series of poster stamps was issued around 1903 to promote a loan program benefiting the Cassa nazionale di previdenza per la invalidità e la vecchiaia degli operai (National Providence Fund for the Disability and Old Age of Workers) and the Società Dante Alighieri (Dante Alighieri Society). The stamps show a portrait of Dante from the waist up looking over a scene of mountains and factories with people giving or receiving money in the foreground. The whole scene is surrounded by a frame decorated with oak leaves. Over the image is text as follows: "Prestito a Premi" (premium loans) and "Cassa Nazionale di / previdenza / Società Dante Alighieri". The stamps were printed by the Officina calcografica italiana in Rome, Italy.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Italian government approved the creation of loan programs to benefit various causes. This series of stamps was produced to advertise a particular program benefiting the Società Dante Alighieri which promoted Italian language and culture.

Extent

52 × 35 mm

Bibliographic Citation

Pasquale Villari, "La 'Dante Alighieri' ad Udine," Nuova antologia: rivista di lettere, scienze ed arti 767 (December 1, 1903): 420–421.

Contributor

Cassa nazionale di previdenza per la invalidità e la vecchiaia degli operai (Italy)
Società Dante Alighieri
Officina calcografica italiana (Rome, Italy)

Language

Italian