Motivating workers to work quickly and efficiently has always been a theme in the American workforce.
A new exhibit at the Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezuma focuses on historic corporate posters from the 1920s. The exhibit, “Say It With Snap! Motivating Workers by Design, 1923-1929,” runs through Aug. 10.
Many of the posters were created by the Chicago-based Mather & Co. and “were designed to cajole, coax, and even admonish employees to perform their best,” according to a news release from the Stauth Museum. Other posters include contemporary ones with modern phrases for audiences.
The Stauth museum is open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays.
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The museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.