Thursday, August 28, 2008

1903 In Cincinnati

Here's a fabulous old American chromolithographed art nouveau poster advertising the Cincinnati Fall Festival in 1903. Instead of pumpkins, corn or scarecrows, we've got a beautiful woman placing a crown of leaves on her head, with children symbolizing music and art at her sides. Printed by Strobridge and Co. Litho, the artist is unknown.

Although art nouveau thrived throughout Europe, its reach was worldwide, especially in the popular form of posters, advertisements and magazines.

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