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Poster History

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

Gallery News

New Exhibition: Summer Getaway! 22nd Annual Summer Poster Show

 Bermuda – 5 Hours by Air PAA by Adolph Treidler (1937) International Poster Gallery proudly presents “Summer Getaway! 22nd Annual Summer Poster Show,” including more than 50 original vintage travel and leisure posters from near and far, plus a new discovery of … Read more

Poster History

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

Poster History

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

Poster History

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

Gallery News

New Exhibition: Affordable Classics: Posters for the New Collector

International Poster Gallery  proudly presents “Affordable Classics: Posters for the New Collector”, a show and sale of 50 original vintage posters under $2500 that reveal why the field remains one of the best for newcomers. The show features fine examples … Read more

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

Poster History

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

Poster History

For New York Fashion Week: Vintage Bally Posters

Fashion Week is a perfect time to show off one of the best fashion poster series of all time.  Perhaps the longest running, most extensive (over 200 posters) and beautiful is the series for Bally shoe.  Founded in 1851 in … Read more

Poster of the Day

PKZ by Herbert Matter

Herbert Matter’s poster of a bellhop admiring an overcoat is one of the rarest and most beautiful in PKZ‘s prestigious series. In its sophisticated Art Deco style, it shows the strong influence of Matter’s training in Paris with Cubists Fernand … Read more