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b. 1906 - d. 1974

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      • Chicago World's Fair. 1934.
        Nov. 12, 2023

        Chicago World's Fair. 1934.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        ARTIST: WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) SIZE: 14 1/8 x 21 in./36 x 53.3 cm PRINTER: DESCRIPTION: This image focuses on the fifteen foreign villages with the city's skyline, including the Hall of Science tower, in the distance. (Art Deco; Expositions; American)

        Poster Auctions International Inc
      • Chicago World's Fair. 1933.
        Nov. 12, 2023

        Chicago World's Fair. 1933.

        Est: $1,700 - $2,000

        ARTIST: WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) SIZE: 27 1/2 x 41 3/8 in./70 x 105 cm PRINTER: Neely Printing Co. DESCRIPTION: One of several vibrantly colored designs Pursell created for the Chicago World’s Fair, this one focuses on the Hall of Science standing boldly against a sunset yellow sky. Designed by Paul Philippe Cret, the building followed a U-shaped plan and held the majority of the Century of Progress exhibitions. (Art Deco; Expositions; American)

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      • Chicago World's Fair. 1933.
        Nov. 12, 2023

        Chicago World's Fair. 1933.

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        ARTIST: WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) SIZE: 27 1/2 x 41 3/4 in./69.7 x 106.2 cm PRINTER: DESCRIPTION: Once inside the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair grounds—especially at night—visitors were treated to a dazzling display of color and light. One of the landmarks is featured here: the Federal Building on the Avenue of the States with its domed roof and soaring concave towers. The impact of the scene is doubled by its reflection in the waterway that ran around the entire site. Pursell was born in Tennessee and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He started out as an illustrator for Life, Esquire, Forbes, and other publications. In posters, he produced some of the finest American Art Deco designs for Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Standard Oil, and others, but his work is extremely difficult to find today. (Art Deco; Expositions; American)

        Poster Auctions International Inc
      • Original Vintage WWII Poster When You Ride Alone You Ride with Hitler Weimer Pursell 1943
        Oct. 17, 2023

        Original Vintage WWII Poster When You Ride Alone You Ride with Hitler Weimer Pursell 1943

        Est: $1,800 - $2,400

        This dramatic and interestingly designed poster highlights the importance of ride sharing to reduce the need for new tires, as rubber was in high demand during the war. It was all part of an effort to involve citizens in the war effort. This was their opportunity to pitch in and help the national cause at a local level. During both of the World Wars, the idea that an individual could make a difference with their efforts was nurtured and developed. During WWII, posters played an important role in developing a sense of motivation and patriotism. Weimer Pursell (1906-1974) was as an illustrator for Life, Esquire, and Forbes magazines, among many others. In posters, he produced American Art Deco style designs for Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Standard Oil, the Chicago World's Fair and more, although his work is extremely hard to find on the market today. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). KEEP 'EM COMING AND COMING RIGHT! 1942. 40x28½ inches, 101½x72½ cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Was
        Aug. 03, 2023

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). KEEP 'EM COMING AND COMING RIGHT! 1942. 40x28½ inches, 101½x72½ cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Was

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) KEEP 'EM COMING AND COMING RIGHT! 1942. 40x28 1/2 inches, 101 1/2x72 1/2 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.] Condition B+ / A-: creases, abrasions and repaired tears in margins; creases, abrasions and slight overpainting along vertical and horizontal folds.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WHEN YOU RIDE ALONE YOU RIDE WITH HITLER! 1943. 28x22 inches, 71x56 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [
        Aug. 03, 2023

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WHEN YOU RIDE ALONE YOU RIDE WITH HITLER! 1943. 28x22 inches, 71x56 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) WHEN YOU RIDE ALONE YOU RIDE WITH HITLER! 1943. 28x22 inches, 71x56 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washington D.C.] Condition B+: minor tears and losses at edges; tear through right margin into image; vertical and horizontal folds. Paper. Design For Victory p. 34, Pollack p. 188.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Chicago World’s Fair. 1933.
        Mar. 26, 2023

        Chicago World’s Fair. 1933.

        Est: $1,700 - $2,000

        ARTIST: WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) SIZE: 27 1/4 x 39 7/8 in./69 x 101.2 cm PRINTER: Neely Printing Co. DESCRIPTION: One of several vibrantly colored designs Pursell created for the Chicago World’s Fair, this one focuses on the Hall of Science standing boldly against a sunset yellow sky. Designed by Paul Philippe Cret, the building followed a U-shaped plan and held the majority of the Century of Progress exhibitions. (Art Deco; Expositions; American)

        Poster Auctions International Inc
      • Chicago World’s Fair. 1933.
        Mar. 26, 2023

        Chicago World’s Fair. 1933.

        Est: $1,700 - $2,000

        ARTIST: WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) SIZE: 26 1/2 x 39 7/8 in./67.3 x 101.2 cm PRINTER: Neely Printing Co. DESCRIPTION: Once inside the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair grounds—especially at night—visitors were treated to a dazzling display of color and light. One of the landmarks is featured here: the Federal Building on the Avenue of the States with its domed roof and soaring concave towers. The impact of the scene is doubled by its reflection in the waterway that ran around the entire site. Pursell was born in Tennessee and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He started out as an illustrator for Life, Esquire, Forbes, and other publications. In posters, he produced some of the finest American Art Deco designs for Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Standard Oil, and others, but his work is extremely difficult to find today. (Art Deco; Expositions; American)

        Poster Auctions International Inc
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) Keep 'Em Coming and Coming, Vintage Poster, Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.]
        Mar. 18, 2023

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) Keep 'Em Coming and Coming, Vintage Poster, Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.]

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) Keep 'Em Coming and Coming, Vintage Poster, Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.]

        Bakker Auctions
      • PURSELL, Weimer (1906-1974). American Airlines / Air Freigh...
        Aug. 20, 2022

        PURSELL, Weimer (1906-1974). American Airlines / Air Freigh...

        Est: $500 - $800

        PURSELL, Weimer (1906-1974). American Airlines / Air Freight. Circa 1950s. Illustration of a large wooden crate being loaded onto an American Airlines Douglas DC-6 cargo airliner. 39 ¾ x 30 ¼”. Repaired marginal tears; few small spots of restoration in image. B+.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • Weimer Pursell. "Chicago World's Fair, 1933," lithograph
        Jul. 23, 2022

        Weimer Pursell. "Chicago World's Fair, 1933," lithograph

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        (American, 1906-1974). Color lithograph, signed "Weimer Pursell" in stone lr, 40 x 26 1/2 in., unframed.

        Alex Cooper
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WINGS OF A CENTURY / WORLD'S FAIR CHICAGO. 1934. 41x27¾ inches, 104x70½ cm. Neely Printing Company, Chica
        Nov. 23, 2021

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WINGS OF A CENTURY / WORLD'S FAIR CHICAGO. 1934. 41x27¾ inches, 104x70½ cm. Neely Printing Company, Chica

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) WINGS OF A CENTURY / WORLD'S FAIR CHICAGO. 1934. 41x27 3/4 inches, 104x70 1/2 cm. Neely Printing Company, Chicago. Condition B: extensive repaired tears, creases and overpainting in margins and image, affecting text; horizontal fold. Framed. A rare poster for the Chicago World's Fair ("A Century of Progress") not advertising the fair itself, but an individual attraction within it. Drawing 38 million visitors, the Chicago World's Fair was the first of America's "Great Fairs of the Depression." During those economically dire times "fairs offered the illusion of better times, an escapism similar to, but more tangible than, Hollywood's palliatives" (World's Fair p. 15). Recalling the self-promotional posters of Buffalo Bill and the extravagant claims of American circus posters, this image promises a spectacle of amazing proportions including vehicles of all types, animals, historical recreations and a "company of 200 persons!" The 1939 New York World's Fair had a similar pageant, "Railroads on Parade." Although unsigned, the poster bears the bright colors and aesthetic style of other Chicago World's Fair posters designed by Weimer Pursell, backed up by the existence of a 1933 flyer for the same event, featuring the same image with slightly different text, signed by Pursell.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Car-Sharing Club. 1943.
        Nov. 14, 2021

        Car-Sharing Club. 1943.

        Est: $1,700 - $2,000

        ARTIST: WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) SIZE: 22 3/8 x 27 7/8 in./56.8 x 70.8 cm PRINTER: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. DESCRIPTION: Never has a solo car ride been so horrifying. But when it comes to propaganda posters, it’s all about harnessing fear to drive results. In this case, Pursell uses the threat of Hitler riding shotgun to incite Americans to save gasoline by joining a car-sharing club. Car ownership was a fairly new enjoyment for Americans, so convincing the public to change their habits was an issue perfectly suited to posters like this one. Plus, as Pursell intones, not rationing was akin to betraying your country. (War & Propaganda; Automobiles; American)

        Poster Auctions International Inc
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WHEN YOU RIDE ALONE YOU RIDE WITH HITLER! 1943. 28x22 inches, 71x56 cm. U. S. Government Printing Office,
        Aug. 05, 2021

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WHEN YOU RIDE ALONE YOU RIDE WITH HITLER! 1943. 28x22 inches, 71x56 cm. U. S. Government Printing Office,

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) WHEN YOU RIDE ALONE YOU RIDE WITH HITLER! 1943. 28x22 inches, 71x56 cm. U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C. Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some into image; creases and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds. Design For Victory p. 34, Pollack p. 188.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Chicago World’s Fair. 1933.
        Mar. 14, 2021

        Chicago World’s Fair. 1933.

        Est: $1,400 - $1,700

        ARTIST: WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) SIZE: 26 3/8 x 39 3/4 in./67 x 101 cm PRINTER: Neely Printing Co. DESCRIPTION: One of several vibrantly colored designs Pursell created for the Chicago World’s Fair, this one focuses on the Hall of Science standing boldly against a sunset yellow sky. Designed by Paul Philippe Cret, the building followed a U-shaped plan and held the majority of the Century of Progress exhibitions. (Art Deco; Expositions; American)

        Poster Auctions International Inc
      • Original Winchester Squirrel Poster 1955 by Weimer Pursell
        Feb. 24, 2021

        Original Winchester Squirrel Poster 1955 by Weimer Pursell

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        This vintage poster was made to advertise Winchester rifles by displaying game in its natural habitat, in this case a squirrel. It was one of a series of four posters designed by graphic artist Weimer Pursell who was as an illustrator for Life, Esquire, and Forbes, among others. In posters, he produced American Art Deco style designs for Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Standard Oil, the Chicago World's Fair and more, although his work is extremely rare to find today. The other posters in this series depicted a rabbit, a deer, and a pheasant. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). AMERICAN AIRLINES TO NEW YORK. 1956. 39x29 inches, 100x75 cm.
        Aug. 27, 2020

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). AMERICAN AIRLINES TO NEW YORK. 1956. 39x29 inches, 100x75 cm.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) AMERICAN AIRLINES TO NEW YORK. 1956. 39 1/2x29 3/4 inches, 100 1/4x75 1/2 cm. Condition B+ / A-: minor repaired tears and creases in margins; reds faded. Airways p. 119.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). AMERICAN AIRLINES / TO NEW YORK. 1956. 39x29 inches, 100x74 cm.
        Nov. 14, 2019

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). AMERICAN AIRLINES / TO NEW YORK. 1956. 39x29 inches, 100x74 cm.

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) AMERICAN AIRLINES / TO NEW YORK. 1956. 39 1/2x29 1/4 inches, 100 1/4x74 1/4 cm. Condition B: airbrushing in upper text; repaired tears and small losses at edges; creases and abrasions in image. Abstracted skyscrapers, shop windows, traffic-filled streets and the hustle-and-bustle of New York City life are all represented in this high energy street scene - exemplary of classic American graphic Modernism. Pursell designed several highly-regarded posters for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, as well as World War II propaganda posters (most memorably, "When You Ride Alone You Ride With Hitler!") and an image for Winchester Rifles. This figurative representation is reminiscent in color and style of Erik Nitsche's 1947 poster, Say It Fast . . . Often . . . In Color / Subway Posters. Airways p. 119.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • American Airlines to New York. ca. 1950.
        Oct. 27, 2019

        American Airlines to New York. ca. 1950.

        Est: $1,700 - $2,000

        ARTIST: WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) SIZE: 29 7/8 x 40 in./75.8 x 101.7 cm PRINTER: DESCRIPTION: Rather than depicting an airplane within view, Purcell has us imagine that we are soaring around Manhattan, hovering over the Hudson River, and taking in all the frenetic, awe-inspiring wonder that is New York. His graphic brilliance lends an almost vibrating quality to the scene—and note the calculated placement of the buildings and rising steam that perfectly frame his "New York" text. Pursell was born in Tennessee and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He started as an illustrator for Life, Esquire, Forbes, and other publications. In posters, he produced some of the finest American Art Deco designs for Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Standard Oil, the Chicago World’s Fair, and others, but his work is extremely difficult to find today. (Modern; Aviation; Travel; American; New York)

        Poster Auctions International Inc
      • Original Winchester Squirrel Poster 1955 by Weimer Pursell
        Sep. 10, 2019

        Original Winchester Squirrel Poster 1955 by Weimer Pursell

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        This vintage poster was made to advertise Winchester rifles by displaying game in its natural habitat, in this case a squirrel. It was one of a series of four posters designed by graphic artist Weimer Pursell who was as an illustrator for Life, Esquire, and Forbes, among others. In posters, he produced American Art Deco style designs for Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Standard Oil, the Chicago World's Fair and more, although his work is extremely rare to find today. The other posters in this series depicted a rabbit, a deer, and a pheasant. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • Original Winchester Rabbit Poster 1955 by Weimer Pursell
        Sep. 10, 2019

        Original Winchester Rabbit Poster 1955 by Weimer Pursell

        Est: $900 - $1,200

        This vintage poster was made to advertise Winchester rifles by displaying game in its natural habitat, in this case a rabbit. It was one of a series of four posters designed by graphic artist Weimer Pursell who was as an illustrator for Life, Esquire, and Forbes, among others. In posters, he produced American Art Deco style designs for Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Standard Oil, the Chicago World's Fair and more, although his work is extremely rare to find today. The other posters in this series depicted a rabbit, a deer, and a pheasant. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • Chicago World's Fair. 1933.
        Jun. 23, 2019

        Chicago World's Fair. 1933.

        Est: $1,700 - $2,000

        ARTIST: WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) SIZE: 27 1/2 x 41 1/2 in./69.7 x 105.6 cm PRINTER: Neely Printing Co., Chicago DESCRIPTION: Once inside the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair grounds—especially at night—visitors were treated to a dazzling display of color and light. One of the landmarks is featured here: the Federal Building on the Avenue of the States with its domed roof and soaring concave towers. The impact of the scene is doubled by its reflection in the waterway that ran around the entire site. Pursell was born in Tennessee and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He started as an illustrator for Life, Esquire, Forbes, and other publications. In posters, he produced some of the finest American Art Deco designs for Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Standard Oil, and others, but his work is extremely difficult to find today. (Art Deco; American; World's Fairs/Expositions)

        Poster Auctions International Inc
      • Pursell, Weimer (American, 1906 – 1974). World’s Fair Chicago. See Fifteen Foreign Villages.
        May. 22, 2019

        Pursell, Weimer (American, 1906 – 1974). World’s Fair Chicago. See Fifteen Foreign Villages.

        Est: $400 - $600

        Pursell, Weimer (American, 1906 – 1974). World’s Fair Chicago. See Fifteen Foreign Villages. Chicago: Neely Printing Co., 1934. A beautifully colored, American Art Deco designed window card highlighting the foreign villages at the fair. Silkscreen. 21 x 14”. Complete corner tears and soiling to margins; one tear slightly affecting image. Closed tear to center; affecting the upper lettering on the image. Minor creasing, scuffs, and abrasions. C+. Mounted on heavy card stock; as issued. Pursell studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and produced some of the finest American Art Deco designs, making his work extremely scarce.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • Winchester - Rabbit Original Vintage Poster by Weimar Pursell
        Feb. 21, 2019

        Winchester - Rabbit Original Vintage Poster by Weimar Pursell

        Est: $900 - $1,200

        This vintage poster was made to advertise Winchester rifles by displaying game in its natural habitat, in this case a rabbit. It was one of a series of four posters designed by graphic artist Weimer Pursell who was as an illustrator for Life, Esquire, and Forbes, among others. In posters, he produced American Art Deco style designs for Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Standard Oil, the Chicago World's Fair and more, although his work is extremely rare to find today. The other posters in this series depicted a rabbit, a deer, and a pheasant. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • American Airlines. To New York.
        Dec. 01, 2018

        American Airlines. To New York.

        Est: $1,500 - $1,700

        Pursell, Weimer (1906-1974). American Airlines. To New York. 1956. Abstracted skyscrapers, shop windows, traffic filled streets and the hustle and bustle of New York City life are all represented in this stunning example of American modernism. Pursell’s design is reminiscent in color and style to Erik Nitsche’s 1947 subway poster “Say It Fast… Often… In Color.” 39 ½ x 30 ¼”. Linen backed. One spot of browning, one small tear at top edge. A.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WORLD'S FAIR CHICAGO / SEE FIFTEEN FOREIGN VILLAGES. 1934. 21x14 inches, 53x35 cm. Neely Printing Company,
        Oct. 25, 2018

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WORLD'S FAIR CHICAGO / SEE FIFTEEN FOREIGN VILLAGES. 1934. 21x14 inches, 53x35 cm. Neely Printing Company,

        Est: $400 - $600

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) WORLD'S FAIR CHICAGO / SEE FIFTEEN FOREIGN VILLAGES. 1934. 21x14 inches, 53 1/4x35 1/2 cm. Neely Printing Company, Chicago. Condition A: minor restoration at edges; small repaired pin holes in corners. Silkscreen. Pursell designed several posters for the Chicago World's Fair, both in 1933 and 1934.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • WINCHESTER - RABBIT ORIGINAL VINTAGE HUNTING POSTER BY WEIMAR PURSELL
        May. 10, 2018

        WINCHESTER - RABBIT ORIGINAL VINTAGE HUNTING POSTER BY WEIMAR PURSELL

        Est: $900 - $1,200

        This vintage poster was made to advertise Winchester rifles by displaying game in its natural habitat, in this case a rabbit. It was one of a series of four posters designed by graphic artist Weimer Pursell who was as an illustrator for Life, Esquire, and Forbes, among others. In posters, he produced American Art Deco style designs for Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Standard Oil, the Chicago World's Fair and more, although his work is extremely rare to find today. The other posters in this series depicted a rabbit, a deer, and a pheasant. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). AMERICAN AIRLINES / TO NEW YORK. 1956. 40x29 inches, 40x75 cm.
        May. 03, 2018

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). AMERICAN AIRLINES / TO NEW YORK. 1956. 40x29 inches, 40x75 cm.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) AMERICAN AIRLINES / TO NEW YORK. 1956. 40x29 3/4 inches, 40 1/2x75 1/2 cm. Condition B+: tears at edges; abrasions along sharp horizontal fold; creases in margins; punch holes in top margin. Paper. Abstracted skyscrapers, shop windows, traffic-filled streets and the hustle-and-bustle of New York City life are all represented in this high energy street scene - exemplary of classic American graphic Modernism. Pursell designed several highly-regarded posters for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, as well as World War II propaganda posters (most memorably, "When You Ride Alone You Ride With Hitler!") and an image for Winchester Rifles. This figurative representation is reminiscent, in color and style, of Erik Nitsche's 1947 poster, Say It Fast . . . Often . . . In Color / Subway Posters. Airways p. 119.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR / A CENTURY OF PROGRESS. 1933. 41x24 inches, 104x62 cm. Neely Printing Co., [Chicago.
        May. 03, 2018

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR / A CENTURY OF PROGRESS. 1933. 41x24 inches, 104x62 cm. Neely Printing Co., [Chicago.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR / A CENTURY OF PROGRESS. 1933. 41 1/2x24 1/2 inches, 104 1/2x62 1/4 cm. Neely Printing Co., [Chicago.] Condition B+ / B: repaired tears, creases and overpainting along vertical and horizontal folds; foxing and time-staining in image. Pursell designed several posters for the Chicago World's Fair. This image is the most dramtic, depicting the three towers of the Federal Building (representing the branches of government) jutting up into the text. The vibrant colors in Pursell's design may well have been representative of the neon lights that lit up the fairgrounds at night. Thirty-nine million visitors came to the fair during the two years it was open. Resnick 16, World of Tomorrow p. 19.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WESTERN WINCHESTER. 1955. 41x27 inches, 105x70 cm. Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation.
        Mar. 01, 2018

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WESTERN WINCHESTER. 1955. 41x27 inches, 105x70 cm. Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation.

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) WESTERN WINCHESTER. 1955. 41 1/2x27 1/2 inches, 105 1/2x70 cm. Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation. Condition A-: minor creases and tears in margins; pin holes in top margin. Paper. Framed.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WESTERN WINCHESTER. 1955. 41x27 inches, 105x70 cm. Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation.
        Mar. 01, 2018

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WESTERN WINCHESTER. 1955. 41x27 inches, 105x70 cm. Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation.

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) WESTERN WINCHESTER. 1955. 41 1/2x27 1/2 inches, 105 1/2x70 cm. Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation. Condition A-: minor creases and tears in margins; pin holes in top margin. Paper. Framed.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Weimer Pursell. American Airlines Poster.
        Nov. 15, 2017

        Weimer Pursell. American Airlines Poster.

        Est: $150 - $450

        Circa 1950. Linen Backed. 30" x 39" image size.

        Weiss Auctions
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WESTERN WINCHESTER. 1955. 39x25 inches, 101x65 cm.
        Aug. 02, 2017

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). WESTERN WINCHESTER. 1955. 39x25 inches, 101x65 cm.

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) WESTERN WINCHESTER. 1955. 39 3/4x25 3/4 inches, 101x65 1/2 cm. Condition A: minor creases in margins.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • 1933 CHICAGO WORLDS FAIR POSTER By Weimer Pursell
        Jul. 29, 2017

        1933 CHICAGO WORLDS FAIR POSTER By Weimer Pursell

        Est: $600 - $1,000

        Wonderful original 1933 Chicago World's Fair Poster by Weimer Pursell (1906-1974). Done by the Neely Printing Co. The very colorful poster with an art deco flair features the Federal Building with its dome roof and concave towers. Poster is very difficult to find. The poster is all original with folds. Has some splits in folded areas. Colors are still very bright. Well display beautifully when framed. 41 1/2" x 27 1/2" Very Good

        Milestone Auctions
      • AMERICAN AIRLINES AIRFREIGHT ORIGINAL VINTAGE POSTER BY WEIMER PURSELL 1958
        May. 25, 2016

        AMERICAN AIRLINES AIRFREIGHT ORIGINAL VINTAGE POSTER BY WEIMER PURSELL 1958

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Pursell [1906-1974], the noted posterist for the Chicago World's Fair of 1933/34, was asked to provide the artwork for this American Airlines promotional poster which was focused at the burgeoning postwar shipping business. While AA in 1944 scheduled the first air cargo service in the world, AA was an early pioneer in commercial flights, beginning with mail only service in 1926. This is an Original Vintage Poster. It is not a reproduction. This poster has been printed on heavyweight paper and is in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • Chicago World's Fair. 1934
        May. 15, 2016

        Chicago World's Fair. 1934

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        Artist: WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) Size: 14 x 21 in./35.6 x 53.2 cm Neely Printing Co., Chicago One of several vibrantly-colored designs Pursell created for the Chicago World’s Fair, this one focuses on the country-specific midway with the city's skyline, including the Hall of Science tower, in the distance.

        Poster Auctions International Inc
      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). PRODUCTION AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING. Gouache maquette. 1942. 15x14 inches, 39x37 cm.
        May. 10, 2016

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). PRODUCTION AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING. Gouache maquette. 1942. 15x14 inches, 39x37 cm.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) PRODUCTION AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING. Gouache maquette. 1942. 15 1/2x14 3/4 inches, 39 1/2x37 1/2 cm. Condition A-: paint chipping and staining in image; minor tape residue and abrasions at edges, not affecting image. Hand-titled in pencil. Painted on illustration board. Born in Tennessee, Pursell had no artistic training until the late-1920s when he moved to Chicago and enrolled at the city's prestigious Art Institute. He financed the completion of his studies through his work as a package designer and billboard artist. He became a successful freelance illustrator for many of the most well-known American magazines such as Life, Redbook, Town & Country, Forbes and Newsweek. He also designed posters for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and some of the country's largest companies, including American Airlines, Winchester Rifles and Coca-Cola.

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      • Weimer Pursell, (1906-1974), Chicago's World Fair, 1933
        Sep. 24, 2015

        Weimer Pursell, (1906-1974), Chicago's World Fair, 1933

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Weimer Pursell (1906-1974) Chicago's World Fair, 1933 color lithograph; Neely Printing Co., Chicago, prntr. 39 1/8 x 25 3/8 inches.

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      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). KEEP 'EM COMING AND COMING RIGHT! 1942. 40x28 inches, 101x72 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washingt
        Aug. 06, 2014

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). KEEP 'EM COMING AND COMING RIGHT! 1942. 40x28 inches, 101x72 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washingt

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) KEEP 'EM COMING AND COMING RIGHT! 1942. 40x28 1/2 inches, 101 1/2x72 1/2 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.] Condition A-: minor restoration along vertical and horizontal folds.

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      • Weimer Pursell (1906-1974)
        May. 21, 2014

        Weimer Pursell (1906-1974)

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        Weimer Pursell (1906-1974) > AMERICAN AIRLINES TO NEW YORK<br> offset lithograph in colours, c.1950, condition B+; backed on linen > 39 x 29½ in. (99 x 75 cm.)<br>

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      • Western Winchester : 4 Posters. 1955
        May. 04, 2014

        Western Winchester : 4 Posters. 1955

        Est: $1,400 - $1,700

        Artist: J. G. WOODS & WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) Size: Each: 27 3/4 x 42 3/8 in./70.5 x 107.6 cm Published by Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. A dynamic series of images showcasing the various game potentially shot by your Western Winchester.

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      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974); Two posters in colors,
        Sep. 22, 2013

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974); Two posters in colors,

        Est: $600 - $800

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974); Two posters in colors, 1955: "Western Winchester Squirrel" and "Western Winchester Rabbit"; Printed by Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation; 42" x 28"

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      • Weimer Pursell (1906-1974)
        May. 23, 2013

        Weimer Pursell (1906-1974)

        Est: -

        Weimer Pursell (1906-1974) AMERICAN AIRLINES TO NEW YORK offset lithograph in colours, c.1950, condition A-; backed on linen 40 x 30in. (101 x 76cm.)

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      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). NATIONAL HOTEL WEEK. 1942. 23x18 inches, 59x46 cm. L.I.P. & B.A., New York.
        May. 13, 2013

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974). NATIONAL HOTEL WEEK. 1942. 23x18 inches, 59x46 cm. L.I.P. & B.A., New York.

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) NATIONAL HOTEL WEEK. 1942. 23 3/4x18 1/4 inches, 59x46 1/2 cm. L.I.P. & B.A., New York. Condition B+: creases, abrasions and light staining in margins and image. Born in Tennessee, Pursell had no artistic training until the late-1920s when he moved to Chicago and enrolled at the city's prestigious Art Institute. He financed the completion of his studies through his work as a package designer and billboard artist. He became a successful freelance illustrator for many of the most well-known American magazines such as Life, Redbook, Town & Country, Forbes and Newsweek. He also designed posters for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and some of the country's largest companies, including American Airlines, Winchester Rifles and Coca-Cola. National Hotel Week was a marketing and promotional campaign first held in 1939 as a "nation-wide effort to publicly acknowledge the significance and position of prominence of hotels in any community" (Gettysburg Times, June 14, 1939).

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      • Weimer Pursell (1906-1974)
        Nov. 01, 2012

        Weimer Pursell (1906-1974)

        Est: £1,200 - £1,800

        Weimer Pursell (1906-1974) AMERICAN AIRLINES TO NEW YORK offset lithograph in colours, c.1950, condition A; backed on linen 40 x 30in. (101 x 76cm.)

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      • Chicago World’s Fair. 1933
        Sep. 06, 2012

        Chicago World’s Fair. 1933

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Artist: WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) Size: 27 1/2 x 41 3/4 in./70 x 106 cm Neely Printing Co. One of several vibrantly-colored designs Pursell created for the Chicago World’s Fair, this one focuses on the Hall of Science standing boldly against a sunset yellow sky. Designed by Paul Philippe Cret, the building followed a U-shaped plan and held the majority of the Century of Progress exhibitions.

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      • Process Rubber Plate Co. 1936
        Sep. 06, 2012

        Process Rubber Plate Co. 1936

        Est: $600 - $800

        Artist: WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) Size: 18 x 32 in./45.5 x 81.5 cm Haymarket One of many designs on board which Pursell created for the annual giveaway calendar for the Chicago-based Process Rubber Plate Company. Includes the complete calendarium still attached.

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      • WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) & J. G. WOODS (DATES UNKNOWN). WESTERN WINCHESTER. Group of 4 posters. Circa 1955. Each approximately 39x25
        Aug. 01, 2012

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) & J. G. WOODS (DATES UNKNOWN). WESTERN WINCHESTER. Group of 4 posters. Circa 1955. Each approximately 39x25

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) & J. G. WOODS (DATES UNKNOWN) WESTERN WINCHESTER. Group of 4 posters. Circa 1955. Each approximately 39 1/2x25 1/2 inches, 100 1/4x64 3/4 cm. Condition varies, generally B+. Paper.

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