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  • 2 X 4 / Two By Forsyth
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    2 X 4 / Two By Forsyth

    $100.00

    Year: 1984

    Size: 30 x 46 in./76.2 x 116.8 cm

    Printed in 1984, it advertises the PBS Masterpiece Theatre production of 2 x 4 (Two by Forsyth), a set of two short stories by Frederick Forsyth. The first, "A Careful Man," starred Cyril Cusack and Dan O'Herlihy. The second, "Privilege," starred Milo O'Shea and Gayle Hunnicutt. The entire evening event was hosted by Frederick Forsyth himself.
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  • 200 Years of Freedom / Star Spangled Kitsch.
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    Year: 1975

    Size: 30 x 45 in./76.2 x 114.3 cm

    Printed in 1975, it was created to advertise the book Star-Spangled Kitsch by Curtis F. Brown. It certainly embodies all the elements of a somewhat over-the-top patriotism.

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  • Alka-Seltzer / Germany
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    Alka-Seltzer / Germany

    $100.00

    Year: 1968

    Size: 24 x 32 1/4 in./60.9 x 81.9 cm

    Condition: A

    Shown is an array of tempting German food, the message being that if you consume all of it, you'll certainly need some Alka Seltzer!

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  • Anti-Vietnam: Silk-Screened Poster: America?
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    Year: 1969

    Size: 18 x 24 7/8 in./45.7 x 63.2 cm

    Condition: A

    Printed in 1968 by students at the Rhode Island School of Design, this poster is part of a series created to protest the Vietnam War. This particular poster features a gun/knife raised to the sky with the word America? written across the top. Supplies were donated by concerned supporters and the students ultimately made 8 posters in the series. They were sold for a few dollars that year, many being hung around college campuses and really wherever the students could slap them onto a wall. A complete collection of this series is held in the Library of Congress and is considered to be one of the more important examples of young activism in our country's history. This is an EXCEPTIONALLY RARE poster.

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  • Anti-Vietnam: Silk-Screened Poster: Is this the American Way?
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    Year: 1969

    Size: 24 3/4 x 17 3/4 in./62.9 x 45 cm

    Condition: A

    Printed in 1968 by students at the Rhode Island School of Design, this poster is part of a series created to protest the Vietnam War. This particular poster features a gas-masked anonymous person, with the quote "Is this the American Way" reading below. Supplies were donated by concerned supporters and the students ultimately made 8 posters in the series. They were sold for a few dollars that year, many being hung around college campuses and really wherever the students could slap them onto a wall. A complete collection of this series is held in the Library of Congress and is considered to be one of the more important examples of young activism in our country's history. 

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  • Anti-Vietnam: Silk-Screened Poster: Leave the Fear of Red to Horned Beasts
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    Year: 1969

    Size: 18 x 24 7/8 in./45.5 x 63.2 cm

    Condition: A

    Printed in 1968 by students at the Rhode Island School of Design, this poster is part of a series created to protest the Vietnam War. This particular poster features a raging bull with the quote "leave the fear of red to horned beasts" written below. Supplies were donated by concerned supporters and the students ultimately made 8 posters in the series. They were sold for a few dollars that year, many being hung around college campuses and really wherever the students could slap them onto a wall. A complete collection of this series is held in the Library of Congress and is considered to be one of the more important examples of young activism in our country's history. This is an EXCEPTIONALLY RARE poster.

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  • Anti-Vietnam: Silk-Screened Poster: Nixon
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    Year: 1969

    Size: 18 x 24 7/8 in./45.5 x 63.2 cm

    Condition: A

    That the American involvement in the Vietnam War spawned a myriad of protests is hardly a secret. It was the dawning of a new age of questioning, when it became apparent that perhaps one’s government might not be functioning to serve the interests of the majority, but rather to cater to a gluttonous, fearful few. And in the tried and true old friend of disseminating dissenting viewpoints—the poster—the opposition movement found a powerful graphic voice. This skilk-screend poster is part of a series done by students at Rhode Island School of Design in opposition to the war in Vietnam.

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  • Anti-Vietnam: Silk-Screened Poster: Peace is not healthy for generals and other killing things
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    Year: 1969

    Size: 18 x 24 7/8 in./45.5 x 63.2 cm

    Condition: A

    Printed in 1968 by students at the Rhode Island School of Design, this poster is part of a series created to protest the Vietnam War. This particular poster features the saying "Peace is not healthy for generals and other killing things." Supplies were donated by concerned supporters and the students ultimately made 8 posters in the series. They were sold for a few dollars that year, many being hung around college campuses and really wherever the students could slap them onto a wall. A complete collection of this series is held in the Library of Congress and is considered to be one of the more important examples of young activism in our country's history.

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  • Aristide Bruant / Bibliotheque de Musee des Arts Decoratifs
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    Year: 1978

    Size: 27 1/4 x 19 1/2 in./69.2 x 49.5 cm

    Condition: A

    Printed in 1978, it advertises an exhibition of cafe concert advertising posters at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs.

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  • Big “A”
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    Big “A”

    $300.00

    Year: ca. 1970

    Size: 45 x 60 in./114.3 x 152.4 cm

    This poster advertises the Aqueduct Raceway in Queens, New York City.

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  • Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
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    Buffalo Bill’s Wild West

    $50.00

    Year: 1976

    Size: 30 x 45 in./76.2 x 114.3 cm

    Printed in 1976, it was created to advertise the book launch of 100 Posters of Buffalo Bill, and features one of the iconic images of the famous showman.

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  • Come Alive / Join the Underground Generation (Allen Ginsberg Evergreen)
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  • Franco-American Soup
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    Franco-American Soup

    $2,250.00

    Year: ca. 1900

    Size: 38 3/4 x 28 5/8 inches

    Condition: B/ Slight tears and stains, largely in text area.

    The Campbell's soup company has many other entrepreneurs to thank for its success, including the Franco-American Food Company, founded by French emigré Alphonse Biardot in 1886. His canned soups and pastas—inspired by his native cuisine—became quite successful, and Campbell's acquired the company in 1915. His company's name was eventually phased out, but we can still thank Biardot for products beloved by children today: namely, SpaghettiOs and RavioliOs. This poster provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Franco-American company in its heyday.

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  • Grande Festa de Aviacao
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    Grande Festa de Aviacao

    $2,700.00

    Size: 24 5/8 x 37 1/4 inches

    Condition: A-/ Unobtrusive folds.

    This intriguing design leaves plenty to the imagination, as the artist, year, and context are all unknown (if you have insider knowledge, please enlighten us). What we do know is that the poster was printed in Rio de Janeiro, and the removed tip-on tells us that the plane is a Blériot 50 HP. This is a confounding combination, as Blériot was a rival of Brazil's highly lauded aviation pioneer, Alberto Santos-Dumont, who successfully made the first powered flight in Europe in 1906 while Blériot's IV was damaged. Though Blériot's name would go on to achieve more international renown, Brazilians still treat Santos-Dumont as a national hero, and we think he'd be a much more likely candidate for this early aviation lithograph. Alas, those colorful plumes of smoke will keep us guessing.

     

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  • Grande Fete Acrobatique
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    Grande Fete Acrobatique

    $2,750.00

    Year: 1898

    Size: 31 3/4 x 71 5/8 inches

    Condition: 31 3/4 x 71 5/8 inches

    The Great Acrobatic Party is a grandiose event indeed, as one can glean from the exhaustive list of events presented: ascension of the first balloon, a regular balloon launch followed by a second group equipped with automatic release parachutes, an aerial cyclist performance (using a balloon without basket, valve, or stopping gear, etc. mounted by M. Gilbert, world champion, and the only one to go up 10,000 feet in space on a bicycle), raining flowers and parachutes, concerts, and an acrobatic party featuring the burlesque acrobats Fred and Jack (plus Juliani, the late-century juggler from Cirque d'Été; Smith, the reptile man from Nouveau Cirque; antipode exercises; Constanz-Ida of the Folies Bergère on a steel wire; and comic cyclists). But that's just the beginning. On the right-hand side of the poster, the regulations for the Balloon Rally are detailed: opposing teams—mimicking enemy countries—must pursue a balloon cyclist carrying privy information and return the captive on the same machine he flew away on. Later events include a women's race, followed by "Under the Butter Market," which features oxyradical light projection by M. Ludovic Gully from Rouen, accompanied by illuminations of the great boulevards and monuments of the city. Later, more concerts, a great torch light retreat, and a finale performance by the great M. Gilbert on his Gladiator aerocycle. Are you still with us? This poster was printed by woodblock and is engraved with a color tip-on of a balloon. All in all, it is a sensational and unique piece!

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  • Hidden Images / Anamorphoses
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    Hidden Images / Anamorphoses

    $50.00

    Year: 1976

    Size: 30 x 46 inches

    Printed in 1976, it advertises the latest art book published by Abrams entitled Hidden Images: Anamorphoses.

    It showcases the secrets behind illusion art. With this poster, if you put a bit of reflective foil around the center, you will see the complete image un-warped.

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  • Internationale Plakate 1871- 1971
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    Size: 6.5 x 8.1 in.

    Softcover

    Language: German

    Catalogue for an exhibition at the Hausder Kunst, Munich in 1971/1972.

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  • J. Ch. Wicky / Vermouth Blanc
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    J. Ch. Wicky / Vermouth Blanc

    $800.00

    Size: 12 3/8 x 17 3/4 in

    Condition: A/ Framed.

    A stately, sophisticated, and supremely Swiss statement of superiority regarding the quality of J. Ch. Wicky's white vermouth. This is an in-store display with grommets at top, framed.

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  • Japan Teas
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    Japan Teas

    $1,300.00

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    Japan Teas

    $1,300.00

    Size: 19 x 25 inches

    Condition: A-/ Slight tears at edges.

    This very decorated design promotes Japanese and Chinese teas expressly packed and imported for E. Guittard & Co. of San Francisco. The company's founder, Etienne Guittard, traveled from France to the Barbary Coast in hopes of benefitting from the California Gold Rush. He came armed with chocolate from his uncle's factory to trade for mining supplies, but soon realized that the chocolates were a valuable delicacy of their own right. He founded his company in 1868 and sold coffee, tea, and spices alongside his chocolates. The company is still in operation to this day.

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  • Jardin Zoologique d'Acclimatation / Cinghalais
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    Year: ca. 1889

    Size: 32 1/4 x 47 1/8

    Condition: A- / slight stains at edges.

    Today, Paris's Jardin Zoologique is a children's amusement park—but the zoo has serious skeletons in its closet. Opened in 1860 by Napoleon III, early intentions were innocent enough: botanical exhibitions featured acclimating plants and animals from France's colonies. But during the siege of Paris from 1870-1871, many of the animals were cooked and served by the zoo's chef. Thereafter, it was converted into l'Acclimatation Anthropologique—a human zoo—with surprising amounts of attendees (some one million visitors from 1877-1912). This particular promotion touts an exhibition of Sinhalese people from Sri Lanka. These barbaric affairs continued until 1931, when the owners finally realized their wrongs, and converted the venue into a children's attraction. This woodblock-engraved poster includes a color tip-on by Léon Sault.

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  • Katharine Roland / Danse Illuminee
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    Katharine Roland / Danse Illuminee

    $1,550.00

    Year: ca. 1895

    Size: 20 x 28 5/8 inches

    Condition: A

    Nothing is known about the career or life of Katharine Roland other than this poster, which hypes her up as "America's Favorite" for her danse illuminée in the vein of the much more famous Loïe Fuller. The poster presumably promotes London performances of her illuminating work.

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  • Levy’s Rye / Native American. 1967.
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    Levy’s Rye / Native American. 1967.

    $1,200.00 $1,000.00

    29 3/8 x 45 1/2 in./74.5 x 115.6 cm
    Cond A.

    One of the most celebrated series of posters from the 1960s was a creation of the Doyle Dane Bernbach agency. Under its art director Howard Zieff, a dozen images of decidedly non-Jewish characters delighted in the ‘real Jewish rye’ baked by Levy’s. These posters appeared on their delivery trucks and in the New York subways. The first and rarest image from this series.

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  • Martell’s.
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    Martell’s.

    $200.00

    Year: 1977.

    Size: 25 x 38 inches

    From 1977-1987, this New York watering hole followed the summer migration of its well-heeled clientele and moved weekend headquarters to the beach. Two bottles composed of collaged snippets of type and photographs announce that the summer locale is open for business.

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  • Miss Morison’s Ghosts
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    Miss Morison’s Ghosts

    $100.00

    Year: 1983

    Size: 30 x 46 inches

    Printed ca 1983, it advertises the PBS Mystery! presentation of Miss Morison's Ghosts, hosted by Vincent Price.

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