News-Antique.com - May 29,2008 - BOSTON – In celebration of Father’s Day, International Poster Gallery offers a unique selection of vintage posters, with categories including sports, automobiles and racing, war and propaganda, food, drink, maps and more. Vintage posters and small works on paper make memorable and unusual Father’s Day gifts and are available starting at $50. The Gallery is located at 205 Newbury Street in Boston and is open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon to 6 pm. Call (617) 375-0076 or visit www.internationalposter.com for information.
The Gallery offers a wide variety of sports-themed pieces, with such 'Dad' mainstays as golf and skiing posters. Edward Penfield’s Harper’s September, 1898, based on the popular magazine’s cover, is one of the earliest golf posters on record. A 1930 poster by artist Walter Herdeg depicts six skiers racing down a slope in a tourism advertisement for the Swiss resort town St. Moritz.
Automobile and racing enthusiasts will enjoy a top-notch selection, with vintage auto and tire advertisements, car and motorcycle racing posters and more. Represented car makes include Mercedes, Ford, Peugeot, Dodge, Chrysler, Porsche, Alpha Romeo and Citroen.
A wide array of war and propaganda posters is sure to please history buffs. Works range from ads for war bonds to recruitment posters. Also available are rare original posters such as James Montgomery Flagg’s iconic “I Want You for U.S. Army” poster. Used during World War I, II and Vietnam, it is considered the most famous American poster of all time.
In addition to gallery shows and special exhibitions, IPG’s award-winning website, www.InternationalPoster.com offers the largest, most comprehensive online collection of vintage advertising posters in the world. Originally launched in 1998, the site has undergone a recent renovation and now contains nearly 4,500 images accessible through a powerful search engine.