An amazing collection of vintage American Art Posters 1890-1920 from the Boston Public Library.

There are nearly 600 posters in this collection, below is just a sampling.
Most are lithographs but there are some linocuts also.

You can see echoes of Toulouse-Lautrec and Maxfield Parrish amongst others.

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-06

Below is an interesting example of different deployments of the same print,
where the publications added variable type.

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-18

 American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-16

Below is a good example of a two color litho print, where the plate colors were changed
and variable type overprinted.

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-14

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-13

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-12

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-11

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-10

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-09

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-08

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-07

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-05

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-04

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-03

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-02

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-01

American-Art-Posters-1890-1920-00

Source: Boston Public Library

 

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