Lot 250 of 364:
11 advertising posters for Brown and Bigelow  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Eleven large advertising posters for Brown and Bigelow
Author:
Place:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Publisher:
Brown & Bigelow
Date:
1938-1940
Description:

11 large color posters, some with ads on backside. 4 measuring 117x56 cm (45½x22"), and 7 measuring 111x74 cm (43½x29"), each with large color print. Some with hanging loops affixed to top edge.

A collection of large salesman's  advertising posters for Brown and Bigelow, the famous publishing company founded in 1896. In 1925 Brown & Bigelow began a tradition by publishing calendars for the Boy Scouts of America, many of which were illustrated by Norman Rockwell. By the late 1940s, it was one of the biggest calendar printers in the world, employing some of the United States' best pin-up artists and putting calendars into an estimated 50 million homes. The company still exists today. Most of the posters here feature outdoor and hunting scenes. Two posters feature the Dionne quintuplets, born in 1934, the first quintuplets known to have survived their infancy. One print, "Surprise Party" featuring a pack of bears, is repeated. Artists include: Philip R. Godwin, Percival Rosseau among many others. Beneath each print is a sample calendar page for the respective year.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear, mostly at folds, some foxing to backsides; all posters very good or better.
 
Item number:
285007
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