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12/29/2002 09:15:35 PM · #1
I've been on the hunt for something to hang on my wall. I've seen some older Mexican movie posters and I think they are way cool. I've also seen some old Russian propoganda-like posters (Stalin era) and those are amazing.

Like this!

Do you have any cool poster/wall art? Let's see 'em!

Message edited by author 2002-12-29 21:17:56.
12/29/2002 09:30:07 PM · #2
Try browsing the Library of Congress, especially in the American Memory section. The style you're looking for was most prevalent during the 20's to mid-40's. The style was popular with both sides of the big political debates (capitalist/socialist, fascist/democratic) although I think the color schemes most commonly used varied by gang (as forever and today). The style was also much used by organized labor and the film industry, although I think some of the more popular movie posters are for duds rather than hits.
Since they're highly "collectible" these days I'm sure you'll find specific areas for them at eBay.

Message edited by author 2002-12-29 21:30:47.
12/29/2002 10:34:34 PM · #3
Yes, I'm finding a lot of websites with 'vintage posters'. Here is the one piece of art I do have...

I loved the colors. And I get to make up stories to people about who Jack is and how I know him. You see, I was in a small town outside of southern Paris... I stumbled into this nameless bar to avoid the threatening weather... across the bar was the woman I never knew I always wanted...

hehe, I could go on forever.
12/29/2002 11:56:21 PM · #4
This is one of my favorite sites.. when I have a significant amount of $$ I shall buy a couple of vintage ads for my walls.


And this will be the first one I buy:
12/30/2002 12:01:46 AM · #5
Originally posted by Jenguin:

This is one of my favorite sites.. when I have a significant amount of $$ I shall buy a couple of vintage ads for my walls.


Oooo!! Look at this one!

43 3/4 x 35 in. for only $264.00!!! I want, I want, I want!

12/30/2002 02:49:13 AM · #6
jenquin: is that alphonse mucha?

Message edited by author 2002-12-30 02:49:27.
12/30/2002 12:35:26 PM · #7
Here is some interesting posters from a turn-of-the-century opera house in Menomonie WI //lorenzo.uwstout.edu/mabel/posters.html
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