Penfield, People We Pass, c. 1895

An original literary poster advertising the book "The People We Pass - Stories of Life among the Masses of New York City" by author Julian Ralph, featuring an illustration of women and a gentleman, walking in a crowd.

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 17 inches
This poster is conservation backed on acid-free paper and canvas.
O riginal vintage posters are rare and availability is subject to prior sale.