Scribner’s, April [First Olympic Poster]. Henry Mayer, Amer.
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Scribner’s, April [First Olympic Poster]

1896. Colour lithograph and letterpress, signed in image lower right, 45.3 x 34.7cm. Minor repaired tears and creases. Linen-backed.

The text in the poster advertising Scribner’s magazine reads “The Olympic games and their revival. Stories. Lord Leighton. Cathode photography. Quarrel of the English speaking peoples.”

Scribner’s, one of the few magazines that were covering the first modern Olympics, published this poster. It became the first unofficial poster for the Olympics, as there was not an official poster issued at the time.

The poster designer Henry “Hy” Mayer, a German-born American cartoonist, illustrator and animator, also worked with Otto Messmer, the illustrator for Pat Sullivan’s animation series Felix the Cat. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL182-3

Price (AUD): $1,450.00  Other currencies

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