Penfield, Harper's On Snow Shoes DFP 366, 1896

This original literary poster for Harper's Magazine features a man dressed in winter gear, snowshoes and Native American mittens and boots. The featured stories for this issue were "On Snow Shoes to the Barren Ground" by Caspar W. Whitney and "2600 Miles After Musk Oxen and Wood Bison."


Artist Edward Penfield, Harper's art director, designed a poster each month between 1894 and 1899. He introduced the art poster to Americans after the French had popularized advertising posters as the "art of the people" in the streets of Paris.

Lithograph, 11 x 18 inches
This poster is conservation backed on acid-free paper and canvas.
Condition: B+ Small replacement of upper left corner, expertly restored. Archivally mounted on acid-free paper and canvas.
Original vintage posters are rare and availability is subject to prior sale.