Saturday, September 07, 2013

1890's poster craze

Edgar Breitenbach, the author of this piece from the February 1962 issue of American Heritage magazine, could not have foreseen another poster craze just around the corner. By 1967, with hippies in full flower-power, walls from coast-to-coast were covered with blacklight posters, not to mention the personality posters (I had W.C. Fields on my wall). That craze went into the seventies.

Copyright © 1962 American Heritage


Kirk said...

I wouldn't mind having some of those posters hang in my apartment today. Time has been good to 1890s illustration.

Postino said...

Not long after this was published there was a renaissance of interest in that artwork and a lot of those types of posters were published, and are still being published. You shouldn't have any problem finding something.