Posted 2 years ago
i picked this up at a yard sale near my house for $10 last year and stuck it in the warehouse until the other day when i saw a repro of it from the 1970s. the quality of the repro was horrible and i decided to give this a second look and i am pretty certain that this is an original from 1893. It has excellent quality printing - looks like quality victorian prints i've seen. it's printed on very thick poster stock and has been kept rolled up, but is in otherwise excellent condition. now i'm dying to know more about it. it's not exactly my style, but i think it may be very rare and collectible - being from the very beginning of this annual poster advertising scheme. it's pretty large - about 28" x 20". Please let me know how i can find out more! there's loads of repro stuff out there, and very little about orignal ones from that time-period. thanks!