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Poster Art

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William Glackens (1870-1938)
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New York: Grignard Litho Co. (August edition)
Prints & Photographs Division
Gift of C. Carter Smith, Jr., 2000 (157.7)

This advertising poster for the early-twentieth century general interest magazine Scribner's carries an image by William Glackens. Well-known as a painter, Glackens began his career as an artist-reporter to picture magazines and illustrated newspapers at the turn of the century. This poster is part of gift from C. Carter Smith, Jr., of eight rare and seldom seen posters dating from the 1890s to 1963, which includes recruiting posters for the Gestapo and posters advertising such diverse subjects as Maxims Bar in Berlin, Prince of Wales Havana cigars, and a rally for the 1963 John F. Kennedy-Haile Selassie parade.

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