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Hal Shelton, Vail [:] COLORADO . . . SKI COUNTRY USA. Colorado Springs: Looart, ND [but ca. 1965.]

Map of Colorado’s Vail ski resort in its earliest years

An attractive 1960s bird’s-eye view of Vail ski resort, one of the America’s iconic Winter destinations. The main image is a bird’s eye view of the resort’s front bowls, trails and lifts, complemented by a view of the back bowls at lower right and a photograph of the base resort at lower left. It was […]

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Bruno / Imp. Paul Dupont, LIRE LA BASTILLE Journal Hebdomadaire Illustré ANTIMAÇONNIQUE [“Read La Bastille, the Illustrated Weekly Anti-Masonic Newspaper”]. Paris: [Paul] Copin-Albancelli, ND [but ca. 1906].

Octopus map reflecting French anti-Semitism at the turn of the 20th century

A spectacular albeit noxious French persuasive map using the octopus motif to promote anti-Semitism and anti-Freemasonry. As in other European nations, French anti-Semitism has a long history, most famously manifesting itself in the Dreyfus Affair of the 1890s and collaboration with Nazi deportation of Jews during the Second World War. In the public mind, Jews were […]

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Albert Sebille and Jean Druet (under direction of Jacques Babu), LA SECURITE LA PROSPERITE DE L’EMPIRE FRANCAIS EXIGENT DE NOTRE PAYS UNE MARINE FORTE ET TOUJOURS PRETE. Paris: Chassany & Cie, éditeurs, for the Ministerre de la Marine, ca. 1940.

Propaganda poster celebrating the French Navy

A rare and striking propaganda poster celebrating the importance and might of the French Navy, probably issued on the eve of the German invasion in 1940. The poster features a central map of the world, with France, its colonies and territories highlighted in yellow, major shipping routes in red, and tiny triangles indicating French naval […]

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Rare game advertising “Around the World in Eighty Days”

A large and striking game poster, issued in or around 1873 to promote Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days and other publications by the Paris firms of Hetzel and Cie.  Said to have been issued in 1875 (see Ciompi and Seville), this is one of several 19th-century games adapting Verne’s imaginative novel to the […]

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An anti-Communist propaganda map

A simple-but-compelling Cold War propaganda poster, making a visual argument for western European unity as a bulwark against the Communist threat. The poster features a young woman astride a verdant Europe. Seeking protection from the looming storm clouds of Communism, she holds aloft an umbrella comprising the flags of western European nations (Surely it is no […]

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Delightful chromolithographic Burlington Line promotional

A wonderful chromolithographic Burlington Line promotional poster touting rail travel between Chicago, Denver, Ogden (Utah) and San Francisco. The broadside promotes travel from Chicago to Denver on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad’s “Burlington Route,” with connections to Ogden, Utah via the Denver & Rio Grande and on to San Francisco via the Central Pacific. […]

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1942 U.S. Army "Maps Are Weapons" poster

1942 U.S. Army ” Maps Are Weapons ” poster

A punchy ” Maps Are Weapons ” poster touting the importance of the work of the U.S. Army’s  Map-Chart Division during the Second World War. Attractively printed in black, blue and red, the poster features a central outline map of the Western Hemisphere. Superimposed on the map are American planes flying East-West along the Equator and the phrase […]

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Ca. 1850 promotional poster for the Propeller Press of Boston

Dynamic broadside promoting the Boston-based Propeller Press

A spectacular, witty and unrecorded advertising broadside printed by the little-known Propeller Press of Boston. The poster depicts a man hurrying along in a topcoat and top hat, his legs comically elongated and angled to convey an impression of extreme haste. His left hand reaches up to hold his hat in place while his hair […]

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1918 Red Cross "Make Good the Promise" poster for its Second War Fund drive

The American Red Cross raises its Second War Fund in 1918

A mammoth, vibrant and effective American Red Cross poster exhorting citizens to contribute to its Second War Fund drive in May 2018. The poster features an outline map of northeastern North America, the Atlantic and northern Europe. The continents are linked by a vibrant rainbow originating in an American pot of gold—bearing the label “Keep […]

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