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    Posted 3 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    Well, I'd say it could date as far back as the '30s or as new as the '60s. I'm thinking 1940s or 1950s, though.

    I could not find information on the artist E. Donovan, save for someone dead long before the last century.

    I could not find information on when this poster was produced, other than a seller saying 1940s-1960s and from the U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois. His had the city's name on it, though.

    This poster also has the American Insurance Association on it.

    Yes, it is a poster, not a book-page. The back is devoid of anything. Pin-holes in top. Found in vintage frame at charity shop today for a good, low sum.

    An intense litho for so simple a theme (crystal ball and dark, foreboding eyes of a masculine fireman leaned forward in action). Dark and with saturated colours. Does not floress (spelling?) under U.V. light.

    I will likely display this one, rather than archive it.

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    1. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 3 years ago
      Great condition, nice find
    2. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Thanks, John. Sadly it has 4 pin-holes and water damage at the bottom. Otherwise, it's good.
    3. Meowman Meowman, 3 years ago
      a description of the poster (albeit without a photo) appears in the Muncie, Indiana "Star Press" newspaper on Sunday, Oct 3, 1965.... <a href="https://www.newspapers.com/clip/13437182/"><img src="https://img6.newspapers.com/img/thumbnail/252257216/400/300/2831_1944_553_213.jpg" alt=""/></a>
    4. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Meowman, your link didn't work, but I assume it's the same as from when we talked on it. Thank you.

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