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The modern vintage poster, as we know it, dates back to a time when the printing industry was perfecting the process of color lithography in the mid-1800s. These art prints were reproduced for use in the promotion of products such as beverage, shipping, theater, events, and travel. The popularity of vintage posters really took off in Europe during the late 1890s. Artists such as Henride Tolouse-Lautrec created art specifically for what are now called vintage posters. The art posters of his time spread across Europe- and artists such as Leonetto Cappiello emerged during this time. Cappiellos posters were quite popular during this time, when artists, creating poster art, also had Political and social commentary as subject matter.

The 1890s were actually a golden age for vintage poster art. Advertisers used the art form to produce posters to sell everything from bicycles to bull fights. Many artists in this time period also specialized in Art Nouveau styles and stylized posters that especially featured women. The large oversized vintage posters soon commanded public spaces through cities in public spaces such as markets and squares. In the United States, oversized vintage posters took on a life of their own. Posters were used to advertise traveling circuses. Edward Penfield and Will Bradley became noted poster artists of their time.

After World War One, the popularity of the large Vintage Posters for advertising began to decline. It was a time of new forms of advertising. The vintage posters were being replaced by new forms of media and advertising like magazine advertising, radio, and Billboards. Posters became the choice of marketing for political campaigns and decorating. The movie industry became a large user of large colorful posters to promote their pictures, and kept the art form from further decline.

The market for vintage posters began resurgence in the 1970s. Initially most of the interest was for work produced by French artists as well as those from the Art Deco Period. The market for Movie Posters especially developed. Many consider collecting movie posters a hobby. It however can be quite expensive for rare movie posters.

Two notable sales were made that had brought the vintage poster to the forefront as an art form. A vintage original poster from The Mummy selling for $452,000 in 1977, and the record for an original Movie Vintage Poster was stablished in 2005 when an original Vintage Poster from the film Metropolis Sold for $960,000. A hobby had turned into investments for serious collectors.

Vintage Beach Seating

Vintage Beach Seating

  • 15 x 18 Art Print

  • Anon
  • $ 117.36


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Vintage Beach Seating

Vintage Beach Seating

  • 15 x 18 Art Print

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  • $ 117.36

Vintage Woody

Vintage Woody

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  • $ 117.36


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Vintage Woody

Vintage Woody

  • 15 x 18 Art Print

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  • $ 117.36

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Vintage Motel VII

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Vintage Botanical Chart VIII

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Vintage Golf   St Andrews

Vintage Golf St Andrews

  • 36 x 24 Art Print

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Vintage Golf   St Andrews

Vintage Golf St Andrews

  • 36 x 24 Art Print

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Vintage Fighter Planes

Vintage Fighter Planes


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Vintage Fashion II

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Vintage Fashion I

Non Embellished Vintage Owl

Non Embellished Vintage Owl


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Non Embellished Vintage Owl

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Vintage Owl

Vintage Owl

Vintage Country House

Vintage Country House

  • 30 x 40 Art Print

  • CTCA
  • $ 350


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Vintage Country House

Vintage Country House

  • 30 x 40 Art Print

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  • $ 350

Vintage Roe Deer II

Vintage Roe Deer II


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Vintage Roe Deer II

Vintage Common Brown Bear

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Vintage Common Brown Bear

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Vintage Lace IV

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Vintage Diderot Shell IV

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Vintage Diderot Shell IV

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