Menu cover from the 6th annual banquet held by the Confederat Veteran Camp of NY at the St.Denis Hotel in NY, 1896. Via the Buttolph Collection at the NYPL.
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I know this one is a bit odd, but it makes me happy! This poster is for the Forepaugh and Sells Brothers’ Circus in 1898 announcing their “congress of the giant birds of the world” not exhibited at any other show!
Come one, come all! See the full image inside the post.
Here is another great photo back made for the studio Fratelli D’Alessandri in the 1890s. This particular design was taken from the back of a portrait of the crown prince, Victor Emmanuel III of Savoy, who would later become the king of Italy.
Look inside the post to view the full image in all its glory.
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The blue ad seems pretty creative for its time in that the image wraps around the cover, creating intrigue that urges the consumer to flip it over. It was pretty out-of-the-box thinking compared to what everyone else was doing in the late 1800s.
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