Item #CL187-138 Commemorative Poster For Australia's Sesquicentenary
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Commemorative Poster For Australia's Sesquicentenary

1938. Colour process screen with gilded embossed vignette frames and text, 49.2 x 36.5cm. Slight stains, tears, creases and missing portions to margins.

Text includes “A century and a half which have witnessed many marvels, but none stranger than the birth and growth of the Australian nation…C.H. Bertie. Designed and printed by S.T. Leigh & Co. Pty Ltd, Raleigh Park, Kensington, Sydney. Plates engraved by Hartland & Hyde Pty Ltd, Process Engravers, Sydney. An Organisation of Craftsmen.”

The vignettes with captions include historical views of Sydney from 1788 to 1937, an image of Captain Arthur Phillip, and the Governor’s House at Parramatta. Embossed text reads “An Australian work of art. MCMXXVII-VIII.” This poster was a printers’ promotional material, featuring the best of the printing techniques available at the time, with embossing.

Item #CL187-138

Price (AUD): $880.00  other currencies

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