Category Archives: Poster History

Poster History

London Underground Poster Series by Severin Discovered

We are thrilled to have discovered one of the most delightful poster series ever created for the London Underground – the rare, 4-part series by Mark Severin, an accomplished Belgian artist who spent the Thirties in London.       Severin’s … Read more

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New Acquisition: Rare Election Posters by Ben Shahn

For Full Employment After the War – Register to Vote – CIO Political Action Committee by Ben Shahn, 1944 The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) was created in 1938 after its split from the American Federation of Labor (AFL). The … Read more

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Classic Posters, the Olympics, and the Romance of Rio

The 31st Summer Olympic Games are here! This is the first Olympics to be held in South America, and the first ever in a Portuguese speaking country. More than 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will compete in 26 sports. The … Read more

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Abigail Kellogg Hazard’s Yale and Princeton Prints

Just in time for graduation! We have two handsome original 12 x 18 inch lithographic prints from 1909. They are from a series of designs for all the members of the Ivy League, but to date only Yale and Princeton have surfaced. Til … Read more

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Harry Cimino’s RR Donnelley & Sons Co. Calendar, 1928

One of our most unique recent discoveries, this handsome calendar was printed for RR Donnelley  & Sons, a Chicago-based company specializing in printing, binding, designing and engraving. Each month features a robust American sportsperson, absorbed in the sport of the … Read more

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Acquisition from the Hans Sachs Poster Collection: Rare and Important WWI Aviation Poster

One of the great joys of being a poster collector is finding a rarity that brings you right back to your earliest interests and passions. As a boy, I was fascinated with WWI aviation and dove headlong into model-making, visits … Read more

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100 Years Ago Today: The Sinking of the Lusitania

100 years ago today, the sinking of Cunard’s luxurious Lusitania off the coast of Ireland by a U-Boat took 1,198 lives (including 123 Americans) and evoked a visceral anti-German reaction in England and the US. The deadly submarine cordon around Britain … Read more

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Mele selling iPads?

Poster Mystery #1 – How did a department store in Italy start selling iPads in 1904? | Leopoldo Metlicovitz,  E. & A. Mele & Ci., 1904 |

Poster History

1948 London Olympics – Fly Pan Am

Just in time for the opening ceremonies later this week, this gallery favorite tells a rich and timely story. In 1939, the Olympics were awarded to London for the 50th anniversary of the Games (to be held in 1944), but … Read more

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75 Years since the Hindenburg Disaster

On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg, the largest German airship, exploded in flames as it was landing in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Although the immediate cause of the spark is debated, the underlying cause was well known – the United States … Read more