Posted 8 years ago
This is an original Black Cat firecracker poster from my private collection of vintage posters. It measures approximately 23.5" x 35.5" and is in "A" condition. It was printed in Macau, and is printed on super thin, fragile paper, almost like tissue paper. It is very similar to the fragile paper or tissue they used to wrap the actual firecrackers in, for those who can remember. Circa. 1970's
I have always thought the "Black Cat" logo was a cool and sinister graphic, one that would surely advertise DANGER to children. As you can see, the poster's design was actually borrowed from the original package label the firecrackers were wrapped in, with the exception of the distributor's name and location printed at the bottom of the poster, this poster was from Arrowhead Fireworks out of Minnesota.
As you can see from the second picture I am running out of wall space, so this poster will join some of the others in my flat file drawer, which by the way is the proper way to store vintage posters as they lay flat.