American Art Posters 1890-1920

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.

 

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

American Art Posters 1890-1920

 American Art Posters 1890-1920

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

American Art Posters 1890-1920

American Art Posters 1890-1920

American Art Posters 1890-1920

American Art Posters 1890-1920

American Art Posters 1890-1920

American Art Posters 1890-1920

American Art Posters 1890-1920

American Art Posters 1890-1920

American Art Posters 1890-1920

American Art Posters 1890-1920

American Art Posters 1890-1920

American Art Posters 1890-1920

American Art Posters 1890-1920

Source: Boston Public Library