Magazine posters

Collection Data

Original magazine posters mounted and bound by The New York Public Library, organized into four volumes and arranged alphabetically by title. Identification stamps on most posters point to the collection of Theodore J. Taylor as their source. The collection includes posters from publications such as The Century, Collier's, Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, Ladies' Home Journal, Scribner's, and Harper's Magazine. The advent of the art poster in America is traceable to the publication of Edward Penfield's poster advertising the March 1893 issue of Harper's. Unlike earlier advertising posters, Penfield's work presented an implied graphic narrative to which text was secondary. In this way, and subsequently, in the hands of major artists such as Penfield, Will Bradley and Ethel Reed, the poster moved from the realm of commercial art to an elevated, artistic position.
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896 (Questionable)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection
Shelf locator: 3-MDW+++ (Magazine posters)
Book & magazine posters
Physical Description
Extent: 4 v. : col. ill. ; 66 cm
Most posters have stamp: Draper collection or Th. J. Taylor collection.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 62293601
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16179125
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 96a14ab0-c613-012f-5c8e-58d385a7bc34
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