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Posters - General

The poster as it is recognized today did not fully emerge until around 1860, though its roots in reproduced public advertising can be traced to the 15th century with the invention of lithography. Lithography made the production of bright, multicolored posters inexpensive and simple. The 1890s saw the rise of the poster’s popularity as the Art Nouveau style came into fashion.

Before the proliferation of television and film, the poster held the most political power of all visual media. It was simple to produce, able to be displayed anywhere the public could view it, and had an immediate and intimate influence on audiences. In 1914 with the onset of World War I, the poster took on new importance as war propaganda, fueling biases, galvanizing troops, and motivating the recruiting effort.

As the early 20th century ushered in the reign of industry, the poster took on new life in advertising for practically any and all goods, services, and occasions, from the rudimentary folk stylings of early harmonica flyers to the sleek and otherworldly geometry found in successive World’s Fair announcements. While the propagation of the physical poster has diminished in light of a digital society, the poster remains a critical and crucial form or artistic, social, and political expression in the 21st century.

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Circa 1910 Uncle Tom's Cabin Poster
Apr 14, 6:00 PM EDT
Circa 1910 Uncle Tom's Cabin Poster
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$506 Bids
MOTHER GOOSE vintage poster 74 x 99 cm (image), frame: (85 x 110 x 3 cm)
Apr 16, 7:00 PM AEST
MOTHER GOOSE vintage poster 74 x 99 cm (image), frame: (85 x 110 x 3 cm)
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Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD506 Bids
1970 Topps Posters Roberto Clemente Nice Shape
Apr 15, 2:00 PM EDT
1970 Topps Posters Roberto Clemente Nice Shape
by Saco River Auction
Est: $30- $40
$254 Bids
Jesse James "The Missouri Outlaw" Theatrical Poster
Apr 14, 6:00 PM EDT
Jesse James "The Missouri Outlaw" Theatrical Poster
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$554 Bids
LOUIS BUNCE POSTER, SIGNED IN INK AND DATED 1978
Apr 15, 10:00 AM PDT
LOUIS BUNCE POSTER, SIGNED IN INK AND DATED 1978
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$153 Bids
Flip The Frog
Apr 16, 10:00 AM PDT
Flip The Frog
by Abell Auction
Est: $700- $1,000
$4003 Bids
Escargots Ménetrel Exquis! Exquis!, Maison fondée en 1883, Au Parc de Bourgogne vers 1930
Apr 23, 2:00 PM CEST
Escargots Ménetrel Exquis! Exquis!, Maison fondée en 1883, Au Parc de Bourgogne vers 1930
by Maison de Ventes Good
Est: €2,000- €4,000
€1,6002 Bids
Maitres Affiches by Rhead - Morning Journal. 220
Apr 20, 10:00 AM CDT
Maitres Affiches by Rhead - Morning Journal. 220
by Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
Est: $400- $800
$502 Bids
KEITH HARING 1958-1990 Pisa 89 1989
Apr 17, 11:00 AM CEST
KEITH HARING 1958-1990 Pisa 89 1989
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €150- €250
€1252 Bids
Pays Basque SNCF
Apr 25, 2:00 PM CEST
Pays Basque SNCF
by Maison de Ventes Good
Est: €100- €200
€802 Bids
Not Tonite Henry! Starring Hank Henry
Apr 16, 10:00 AM PDT
Not Tonite Henry! Starring Hank Henry
by Abell Auction
Est: $100- $200
$752 Bids
2 POSTERS, NORTHWEST ANTIQUE AIRPLANE CLUB FLY-IN
Apr 15, 10:00 AM PDT
2 POSTERS, NORTHWEST ANTIQUE AIRPLANE CLUB FLY-IN
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
Original Vintage 1940s Swiss ESSO Auto Oil Poster
Apr 20, 10:00 AM PDT
Original Vintage 1940s Swiss ESSO Auto Oil Poster
by PosterConnection Inc.
Est: $400- $600
$1252 Bids
PICASSO "LE CUBISME" POSTER, 1953
Apr 14, 2:00 PM PDT
PICASSO "LE CUBISME" POSTER, 1953
by District Auction
Est: $70- $100
$402 Bids
Advertising Poster The Kinks Give The People What They Want
Apr 20, 2:00 PM BST
Advertising Poster The Kinks Give The People What They Want
by Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
Est: £120- £240
£801 Bid
Advertising Poster South West France Vineyards French Wine Illustrated Map
Apr 20, 2:00 PM BST
Advertising Poster South West France Vineyards French Wine Illustrated Map
by Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
Est: £120- £240
£801 Bid
Advertising Poster Loire Valley Vineyards France French Wine Illustrated Map
Apr 20, 2:00 PM BST
Advertising Poster Loire Valley Vineyards France French Wine Illustrated Map
by Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
Est: £120- £240
£801 Bid
Advertising Poster Champagne Vineyards France French Wine Illustrated Map
Apr 20, 2:00 PM BST
Advertising Poster Champagne Vineyards France French Wine Illustrated Map
by Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
Est: £120- £240
£801 Bid
Advertising Poster Languedoc Vineyards Roussillon Provence Corsica France French Wine Illustrated Map
Apr 20, 2:00 PM BST
Advertising Poster Languedoc Vineyards Roussillon Provence Corsica France French Wine Illustrated Map
by Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
Est: £120- £240
£801 Bid
Advertising Poster Bordeaux Vineyards France French Wine Illustrated Map
Apr 20, 2:00 PM BST
Advertising Poster Bordeaux Vineyards France French Wine Illustrated Map
by Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
Est: £120- £240
£801 Bid
Advertising Poster Cotes Du Rhone Vineyards France French Wine Illustrated Map
Apr 20, 2:00 PM BST
Advertising Poster Cotes Du Rhone Vineyards France French Wine Illustrated Map
by Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
Est: £120- £240
£801 Bid
Advertising Poster Zeozon Sun Cream Skiing Midcentury
Apr 20, 2:00 PM BST
Advertising Poster Zeozon Sun Cream Skiing Midcentury
by Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
Est: £150- £300
£1001 Bid
MARTIN PEIKERT 1901-1975 Mob Ferrovia Svizzera 1956
Apr 16, 4:00 PM CEST
MARTIN PEIKERT 1901-1975 Mob Ferrovia Svizzera 1956
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €1,000- €1,500
€8001 Bid
ESSI Un camel caldo fa soltanto bene 1952
Apr 17, 11:00 AM CEST
ESSI Un camel caldo fa soltanto bene 1952
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €75- €100
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