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Posters, The Gallery

The Commercial Vampire: 1898

The Commercial Vampire: 1898

For your Halloween enjoyment we present "The Commercial Vampire," a Leon Barritt cartoon from the July 20, 1898, issue of Vim, a short-lived satirical weekly published in New York. Painting department stores as bloodthirsty predators of small independent businesses, the same argument made today in some quarters against giant retailers like Wal-Mart and Amazon. View full size.

 

Big Ho Santa!

Big Ho Santa!

Based on circa 1950 fruit crate label artwork. (More examples here.) This sassy Santa print is guaranteed to put you in a holiday mood. View full size.

 

A Vintage Christmas Carol

A Vintage Christmas Carol

"The Works Progress Administration in Ohio presents the Federal Theatre for youth in 'A Christmas Carol.'" This poster for the Federal Theatre Project presentation of "A Christmas Carol" was created between 1936 and 1941.
View full size | Vintage Christmas Photos

 

See America: 1939

See America: 1939

From 1939 and Alexander Dux, a Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project poster promoting tourism. View full size. Now a fine-art print.

 

See You Next Fall

See You Next Fall

A 1939 Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project silkscreen poster promoting Sea Cliff, Long Island. View full size. Now a fine-art print.

 

Tidy That Tenement!

Tidy That Tenement!

A 1937 Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project poster asking New Yorkers to keep the premises clean. View full size. Now a fine-art print.

 

Five and Ten: 1941

Five and Ten: 1941

A Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project poster from 1941 extolling the benefits of retail commerce. View full size. Now a fine-art print.

 

A Good Time to Read: 1940

A Good Time to Read: 1940

A circa 1940 Illinois WPA Art Project poster promoting literacy. View full size.

 

They Like Winter in New York State

They Like Winter in New York State

A Federal Art Project poster promoting winter sports in New York: "They like winter in New York State. The state that has everything." The poster was created by Jack Rivlota between 1936 and 1941. View full size.

 

Thurston the Great: 1915

Thurston the Great: 1915

The spirits do come back, if you stay for the second show. 1915 poster advertising an appearance by the magician Howard Thurston (1869-1936), the "King of Cards." Strobridge Lithography, Cincinnati & New York. View full size.

 

The Man Who Knows: 1913

The Man Who Knows: 1913

1913 (?) poster advertising a Minneapolis appearance by Claude Alexander, one of the most famous (and wealthy) mentalists of his time. View full size.

 

Who Stole My Hat?

Who Stole My Hat?

And who turned out the lights? A 1928 poster advertising the "brilliant psychic star" Newmann the Great. View full size. Standard Show Printers of St. Paul.

 

Mid-Nite Spook Party: 1935

Mid-Nite Spook Party: 1935

Way back when, the scariest day of the year was May 14. We're kicking off the Shorpy Halloween party with some of the spookiest posters you've even seen! This one's from 1935. View full size. Triangle Poster & Printing Co., Chicago.

 

Hi! I’m Poor!

Hi! I’m Poor!

A cheery WPA Art Project poster from 1940 for the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority. View full size. Old photos to resume in a few short hours.

 

Pick Up a Case Today

Pick Up a Case Today

A Federal Art Project silkscreen poster from 1941, one of a series of public health graphics so attractively designed, they almost seemed like ads for VD. View full size. Get it while it lasts ... Spread the message with this fine-art print.

 
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