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Found 45 posts tagged ‘vintage poster’


August 7, 2020 (permalink)

From Cine-Mundial, 1932.  "Doctor X" features in The Dictionary of One-Letter Words: The Movie.
> read more from This May Surprise You . . .
#vintage illustration #vintage poster #letter x #doctor x #movie poster
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April 26, 2020 (permalink)

From Cine-Mundial, 1921.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #mask #vintage poster #three masks #henry krauss
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February 6, 2020 (permalink)

From Le Courrier Français, 1885.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #humor #art #jester #vintage poster #poster design
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October 22, 2019 (permalink)

From 1917, by James Daugherty, courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia.
* Our printed collection of vintage nautical postcards is entitled Your Ship Will Come In and is available from Amazon.com.
> read more from Your Ship Will Come In . . .
#vintage illustration #art #bald eagle #vintage poster #fleet
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April 19, 2019 (permalink)

Artwork by M. Eschle, 1925.

[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #art #vintage poster #winged feet #runner
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March 2, 2019 (permalink)

Due to heightened security, angels are no longer allowed on the Eiffel Tower (but shouldn't it be the opposite?)  From Le Courrier Français, 1891.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #angel #art #music #vintage poster #eiffel tower
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August 15, 2018 (permalink)

We stumbled upon this vintage invitation to see "a real living incarnate devil" at a social event.  It took a few hours, but we managed to decipher the very poor scan that Google offered of the magazine page.  (But if there's something obvious that we mistranslated here, please do let us know.)  From The Living Church, Jan. 30, 1915.

THE DEVIL.

The Devil has arrived to attend the Church Social given by the representatives of Modern Christianity, and will form one of the most attractive parts of this Wonderful Occasion.

Attend this social and you will be permitted to see a real LIVING INCARNATE DEVIL who has been much lied about, by those who would have you believe that he has horns, cloven-feet, etc., whereas, as you may see him there, in fine dress and bearing he is the most polished of aristocratic gentlemen; and, in place of having the visage of a beast, he looks like

A Veritable Angel of Light.

In place of scales, he is clad in the very latest set of garments, made of the finest of sheep's clothing.  His voice is soft and charming, and his every gesture, simply exquisite.  He is very liberal in his views on religions, and believes in all the denominations of men, being the silent partner and controlling shareholder in every one.

BELIEVES IN SOCIALS.

He takes a most conspicuous part in all the church socials, fairs, Tom Thumb weddings, festivals, operas, entertainments, carnivals, etc., and if he can get the good church ladies to whip him around the stomp, he will hop, and step, and jump for their amusement, while he baites them on with hisses.  He fully indorses a salaried ministry, with all of it self-exalting titles of men, such as Rev., Dr., D.D., Ph.D., etc; and deals more in modern christianity than he does in saloon business, as he sees it to sugar-coat brazen imps and white-wash rascals to pass as christians.

A Popular Preacher.

Indeed he is himself one of the most popular of modern preachers, having a perfect form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.  He also preaches full salvation, sanctification, holiness, and sometimes divine healing, but denounces all who possess these things in reality.  Do not fail to see him.

> read more from This May Surprise You . . .
#devil #vintage poster #social event
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June 16, 2018 (permalink)

By Alexander Oscar Levy, 1918, courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #art #war dead #vintage poster #lady liberty
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May 5, 2018 (permalink)

From c. 1916, courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #art #famine #vintage poster
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March 15, 2018 (permalink)

The enormous giant Col. Chang Yu Sing and his diminutive companion, General Tiny Mite.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #giant #art #dwarf #vintage poster #circus poster #colonel chang
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February 26, 2018 (permalink)

Cirque du Nord, 1898.  Courtesy of the Nasjonalbiblioteket.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage poster #circus poster #cirque du nord
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February 6, 2018 (permalink)

From Der Flug, 1920.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #angel #art #vintage poster
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September 4, 2017 (permalink)

"Unge Kunstneres Carneval, Tutanego" by Rudolf Krog, courtesy of the Nasjonalbiblioteket.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #art #vintage poster
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June 16, 2017 (permalink)

"What Cat Could Keep Up With This?" from a suffrage campaign.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #cat #art #mice #vintage poster #suffrage
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May 20, 2017 (permalink)

"'He who treats himself has a fool for a doctor.'  A man takes his own pulse at the wrist and has a thermometer in his mouth. On the table before him are an open medical book, a fobwatch for taking the pulse, a pillbox and some medicine bottles. On the wall behind him is projected the shadow of a fool (wearing a dunce's cap) sitting on a stool.  Bears monogram, possibly "CE" with C reversed, assumed to be initials of artist; could possibly be EC, MU or UM."  From 1931.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#shadow #doctor #dunce #vintage poster #self healing #self-medicating
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Scanned by the Biblioteca de Arte da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #art #medicine #vintage poster #all seeing eye
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May 4, 2017 (permalink)

"Kjøb Kneipp-Brød hos Bager A. Hansen."  A 1902 poster by Othar Holmboe (1868-1928).  Courtesy of the National Library of Norway, Nasjonalbiblioteket.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #art #vintage fashion #vintage poster #vintage norway #barefoot #vintage man
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April 27, 2017 (permalink)

From Das Ziel, 1932.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #giant #art #vintage poster #unchained
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February 27, 2017 (permalink)

From Jugend, 1897.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #serpent #art #snake charmer #vintage poster
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February 20, 2017 (permalink)

Click to reveal the photo that inspired the painting.
"We might say a painting is a world; a photograph is of the world" (Stanley Cavell, Philosophy's Recounting of the Ordinary, 1999).

Curse of the Demon
> read more from Images Moving Through Time . . .
#demon #monster #vintage poster #monster movie #curse of the demon #gif
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