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Jean-Jacques Waltz Hansi (1873-1951). "Rosheim. Chemins de Fer d'Alsace et de Lorraine." France, ca. 1920. 24 3/4 x 39 3/8. Chromolithograph. Printed by Imp. Alsacienne, Strasbourg. Signed in image. Rosheim is a small wine-making town in Alsace, France, about fifteen miles from Strasbourg. $1,600

La Lorraine Pittoresque
Julien Lacaze (French, 1886-1971). "Chemins de Fer d'Alsace et de Lorraine. La Lorraine Pittoresque." [Alsace and Lorraine Railways: Picturesque Lorraine.] France, ca. 1925. 37 x 26. Signed in image. Several minor tears in margins expertly repaired. Poster has been backed with rice paper. 2 1/2 x 1/2 loss in margin which has been filled and in-painted. Pin holes in corner. $1,200

Matteo Brondy. (1866-1954). "Meknes ses Remparts ses Cortèges Marocains, Syndicat d'Initiative et de Tourisme de Meknes (Maroci)." Algeria, 1927. 38 1/2 x 27. Chromolithograph by Baconnier. Signed in image. Twelve inch tear upper right hand side expertly repaired. Several other tears just into image. Upper left margin filled and inpainted-not affecting image. Poster has been backed with rice paper. Very colorful impression. Meknes is a city in Northern Morocco with a grand gate to the city that still stands today. $1,400

IRT poster
Poster for The [New York] Subway Sun. Published by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company. Vol. 2, No. 14. New York City, 1928. Screen print in two colors. 16 x 21. Printed by Stirlip Press. Twice folded as issued. Fine condition.

A satirical poster arguing for a fare increase to seven cents stating that the fares had been six cents since the Civil War so an increase by one cent after sixty three years should not be considered too much. To deny the fare increase would "stifle" transit development. $250

Lago di Garda
Elio Ximenes. (1855-1926). "Lago di Garda Tremosine." ca. 1905. 37 1/2 x 25 3/4". Chromolithograph. Several repaired tears into image and filled chips in margins. Else, very good condition. $1,400

"Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples." Naples: Richter & Co, ca. 1935. 38 x 23 1/4. Chromolithograph. Wear in margins with pinholes in bottom corners of image. Two repaired tears into image. Scuffing in sky. Poster had been backed with rice paper. $2,400

Washington 5 monuments Washington: Capitol Dome

Pennsylvania Railroad posters circa 1955. By W. Walter Calvert. (d. 1960) All posters are approximately 40 x 25 and are in very good condition unless noted.

Calvert, who lived in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, was a commercial artist who was a member of the Art Directors Club of Philadelphia, Sketch Club, and was commissioned by the Bell Telephone, Pennsylvania Railroad, Philadelphia Electric Company and other companies to provide art work for their advertising campaigns.


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