During the course of his working lifetime, White produced at least five folios of prints of his work, attesting to his determination to see his work brought within reach of those who could ill afford gallery prices and may well have been somewhat alienated from the world of art galleries and museums. This intact folio was the first of White's sets of such prints. Measuring approximately 18 x 13 inches, the Charles White: Six Drawings folio was issued by Masses & Mainstream in 1953. Its six plates are loose-leaf in a portfolio cover. The folio contained reproductions of what were already regarded as classic works by White. The Mother, Dawn of Life, Let’s Walk Together, Ye Shall Inherit the Earth, Harvest Talk, and Abraham Lincoln.

The folio included an introduction by Rockwell Kent (June 21, 1882 – March 13, 1971) an American painter, printmaker, and illustrator, who was also, at different times in his life, a writer, sailor, adventurer and voyager.

Remarkably, the folio cost a mere $3, which even in today's money is less than $30.

This is Dawn of Life, from the folio.