Lithograph, "Scribner's for Xmas," 1896

Summary

For a few years in the 1890s, a poster craze swept America. Bold, colorful art posters printed for bookstores and newsstands became collector'' items--sometimes more popular than the books and magazines they were designed to promote. Many posters, like this one by Louis Rhead for a Christmas issue of Scribner's Magazine, featured eye-catching illustrations inspired by Art Nouveau trends.

For a few years in the 1890s, a poster craze swept America. Bold, colorful art posters printed for bookstores and newsstands became collector'' items--sometimes more popular than the books and magazines they were designed to promote. Many posters, like this one by Louis Rhead for a Christmas issue of Scribner's Magazine, featured eye-catching illustrations inspired by Art Nouveau trends.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1895

Subject Date

1895

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.15.6.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 19.875 in

Width: 14.125 in

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