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Winter Wanderlust – Holiday Poster Show

Vintage Poster Exhibit - Winter Wanderlust

Do you have Winter Wanderlust?

Vintage posters for exotic vacation destinations and a selection of general works are on display at International Poster Gallery just in time for the holidays! From the sun-drenched French Riviera to the icy peaks of the Alps, there’s something for everyone in the gallery’s 19th annual holiday poster exhibition.

Winter Wanderlust is free and open to the public, and is on view December 1 – January 30 at our Newbury Street Gallery.  We hope to see you there!

“Atlantic City – Pennsylvania Railroad” by Edward Eggleston

vintage poster, Atlantic City, Pennsylvania Railroad, EgglestonIn the early 30s, Edward Eggleston produced what is often considered the best series of posters for the Pennsylvania Railroad, the most spectacular of which featured Atlantic City. The historically conservative rail line gave Eggleston the freedom to show off the famous Boardwalk with luscious scenes of aristocratic young ladies on the beach by day and night.

Eggleston’s striking beauties are highlighted by a rich color palette and fabulous architectural settings, which create an idyllic world akin to a Hollywood set. Indeed, Atlantic City was in its heyday during the Depression, when a weary public needed an escape to a more perfect world – either of celluloid or sunshine.

This classic image has us dreaming of the beach!

“Golf – Miami Biltmore Hotel” by K. Manahan

vintage poster, Gold, Miami BiltmoreThe prestigious Biltmore Hotel opened in 1926, and its tower was the tallest building in Florida at the time. It boasted the largest pool in the world, and the golf course (Johnny Weissmuller was the resident pro) was designed by the legendary Donald Ross, whose 600 golf courses established the nascent golf industry in the US.

This extremely rare poster likely was created to promote the hotel as the Depression took hold in 1931. A classic in every sense.

We are thrilled to have this new acquisition in our summer travel poster show!

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“The Enchanted Isle – Martha’s Vineyard – New Haven Railroad”

vintage poster, Marth's Vineyard, New Haven RailroadNew Englanders, this one is for you!

Few artists define an era more than John Held, Jr., whose cartoon humor of the flapper era is still well recognized today. His images of Betty Coed and Joe College graced the pages of the New Yorker, Harpers Bazaar and Vanity Fair, showcasing the lifestyle of the new generation while often poking fun at its out-of-touch elders.

Held made only a few posters, a wonderful small group for the New Haven Railroad in the Twenties and Thirties that were a big hit. His humorous poster of a moonlit weenie-roast on a beach at Martha’s Vineyard features his unmistakable caricature style and is one of the most sought after images of the island.

“Indian Court Federal Building” by Louis B. Siegriest

vintage poster, WPA Indian Federal Court
A noted California painter, Siegriest designed eight posters for the Indian Federal Court Building at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1939.

The series highlights traditional arts from the Navajo, Pueblo, Haida, Plains, Chippewa, Seneca, Eskimo, and Apache tribal nations.  This particular poster features Chippewa pictographs and a “false face” mask used in Seneca healing rituals.

This beautiful set of silkscreens is one of the most famous poster series of the WPA period, and we’re excited to include two of them in our summer travel show.

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Beautiful, Rare & Meaningful Posters from around the Globe.