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Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

1939 New York World's Fair poster

Accession: 2004-236

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This item is a poster advertising the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Dates: 1939

1964 New York World's Fair poster

Accession: 2004-237

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This item is a poster advertising the 1964 New York World's Fair.

Dates: 1964

American Meat Institute, "Eat the Right Foods" poster

Accession: 2015-298

The American Meat Institute (AMI) is a large trade organization for the meat and poultry industry. Founded in 1906 as the American Meat Packers Association in Chicago. During World War II, the AMI stressed the importance of a balance diet in order to keep both civilians and servicemembers strong and healthy. The AMI produced many posters to promote their efforts. This poster shows categories of food along with how many servings is recommended daily.

Dates: circa 1942

DuPont Company advertisements and film

Accession: 2014-201
Abstract :

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. Originally established as a black powder manufactory in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. This collection consists of five large poster boards which created displays of original magazine advertisements of various DuPont Company products such as Smokeless gunpowder, DUCO, Pyralin, synthetic fibers, Conoco oil, lucite, anti-freeze, cellophane and carpet fibers. This collection also contains one film.

Dates: 1907-1996

DuPont Company Ponsol dye poster

Accession: 1998-222

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 with the production of gunpowder. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. Ponsol is the DuPont trade name of a line of anthraquinone vat dyes first commercially produced in the United States in 1919. The poster shows a woman in a blue sweater holding a branch of cherry blossoms. Chinese legend around the sides of the image translates Fabrics dyed in Ponsol never fade.

Dates: circa 1930

DuPont Performance Coatings' Jeff Gordon advertising campaign records

Accession: 2293

DuPont Performance Coatings, Inc. produces and researches advanced automotive coatings and finishes products. In 1993, capitalizing on the growing popularity of NASCAR racing, DuPont sponsored famed driver Jeff Gordon (1971-), whose #24 was adorned with the DuPont logo. The collection consists of advertisements and memorabilia collected by a DuPont employee who followed Jeff Gordon on the NASCAR circuit.

Dates: 1992-2000

DuPont Theatre records

Accession: 2150

The DuPont Theatre, originally called The Playhouse, presents professional theatrical productions from Broadway and other notable venues in downtown Wilmington, Delaware since 1913. The Playhouse was the concept of three top executives of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont Company) who realized that Wilmington needed a facility for cultural as well as business purposes. The DuPont Theatre records consist primarily of public relations and advertising materials related to the theater's operation. As such, they present a sequence of changing tastes in popular entertainment in a medium-sized American city.

Dates: 1919-2001; Majority of material found within 1975-1995

Electrical Exposition and Motor Show miniature posters

Accession: 1991-245

Frederic G. Cooper (1883-1962) was an honorary member of the Society of Illustrators. He worked for New York Edison from 1905 to 1926. These are miniature souvenir posters for the Electrical Exposition and Motor Shows sponsored by the New York Edison Company.

Dates: 1912-1915


Accession: 2007-227Identifier: 2007-227-VI.
Scope and Content:

The items in this series were collected by Carter Litchfield. The series consists of a wide range of paper ephemera arranged alphabetically including ration stamps, advertisements, articles, letterheads, pamphlets, postcards and prints, stamps, stock certificates, and trade cards.

Dates: 1583-2007; Majority of material found within 1970-2000

Guard the Home Front, World War II poster

Accession: 2013-238

Numerous United States Federal agencies issued posters throughout World War II in order to support the war effort. The Railway Labor Executives' Association (RLEA) was founded in 1926 as a lobbist group for railroad labor unions. This item is a poster issued by the RLEA titled "Guard the Homefront" and is designed to encourage people to vote.

Dates: circa 1944

Hercules Powder Company advertising poster, Not this trip, Old Pal

Accession: 1970-081

The Hercules Powder Company was one of the companies created from the break up of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours "powder trust" in 1911 as ruled by a U.S. Supreme Court decision. In its early years as a separate company, it continued to produce explosives and dynamite and used advertising styles and devices. This item is a poster depicting a World War I soldier leaving home and telling his hunting dog, "Not this trip Old Pal."

Dates: circa 1917

Mather & Company "No room for gloom" poster

Accession: 2009-235

Mather & Company was a printer of motivational workplace posters, based out of Chicago, Illinois between 1923 and 1929. This item is a poster designed by Frank Beatty (1899-1984) and used to motivate workers after the Stock Market Crash.

Dates: 1929

Mather & Company workplace posters

Accession: 1994-319

Mather & Company was a printer of motivational workplace posters, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Between 1923 and 1929, the company produced approximately 350 work-incentive posters. The posters were color lithographs containing vivid images accompanied by witty captions that demonstrated workplace interpersonal interactions, appropriate behaviors, ideals, and guidelines. This artificial collection consists of twenty-six Mather & Company work-incentive posters. The design of each poster follows a standard format; each includes a three-part message and a single image using a colorful pallet.

Dates: 1923; 1924; 1929

Ministry of Telecommunications posters, 1946-1951

Accession: 2464-21Identifier: 2464-21-VIII.
Scope and Contents:

The Ministry of Telecommunications posters series consists of nineteen color posters produced by the Japanese Ministry of Communications from 1946 to 1949 and the Ministry of Telecommunications from April 1949 to 1952. Predominantly in English, the posters encourage American and other servicemen in occupied Japan to send telegrams, radiograms, and to make telephone calls for American holidays including Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. A few of the posters announce new service arrangements, and others announce service to British Commonwealth points and to ships at sea. The artwork primarily relates to the appropriate holiday and includes such things as turkeys, Santa Claus, mothers, fathers, and hearts. The poster text was written jointly by the Ministry and consulting American carrier representatives. The posters created a way to stimulate revenue for both foreign and Japanese communications services without compromising the ban on foreign carriers from advertising directly in Japan.

Dates: 1946-1951

N.C. Wyeth education poster

Accession: 1999-232

Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945), known as N.C. Wyeth was one of America's foremost illustrators and painters. This poster shows a figure in the center holding up a torch. A pageant of historically costumed figures surrounds her with a log cabin on the left and a modern city on the right.

Dates: 1935

Penn Central Railroad memorabilia auction poster

Accession: 1998-261

The Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company was the creation of a 1968 merger of the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads. In 1970, the "Penn Central" Transportation Company filed for bankruptcy and auctioned off Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central Railroad memorabilia, pictures, and other materials. This collection consists of a poster for the auction of Penn Central railroad memorabilia. The poster includes images of lanterns and a locomotive, both in black, on brown paper with text announcing dates for auction and preview.

Dates: 1972

Pennsylvania Railroad calendar art posters

Accession: 2002-220

From 1925 to 1958, the Pennsylvania Railroad Company issued a series of advertising calendars, each measuring over two feet square. Of the thirty-three calendars published, twenty-eight were illustrated by Grif Teller (1899-1993). This small collection consists of six posters featuring the paintings from the 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, and 1955 Pennsylvania Railroad advertising calendars. The title of the painting and the words "Pennsylvania Railroad" appear in the border beneath each image.

Dates: 1948-1955

Pennsylvania Railroad sesquicentennial celebration poster

Accession: 2002-235

Founded in 1846 with headquarters in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Railroad Company (PRR) was an American Class-1 Railroad that pervaded early American culture. As a chief source of employment and transportation, the PRR served as a national symbol of America's progress as a leading industrial nation. This item is a poster featuring an E6s Atlantic class locomotive on the turntable at the Pennsylvania Railroad's 46th Street Enginehouse in West Philadelphia. The poster was created to celebrate 150th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Railroad's charter.

Dates: 1996

Tazewell Lamar McCorkle papers

Accession: 2157

Tazewell Lamar McCorkle Sr. was regarded as a leading authority in the field of commercial explosives. Trained as a chemical engineer, McCorkle spent more than thirty years as a sales representative with the Explosives Department of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The papers are composed entirely of copies of official DuPont Company materials that McCorkle retained after his retirement. These files provide extensive documentation of departmental policies and procedures governing the storage and delivery of DuPont explosives.

Dates: 1903-1980; Majority of material found within 1948-1980

William Lescaze and The Rise of Modern Design in America exhibition poster

Accession: 1998-249

William Lescaze (1896-1969) was a Swiss-born American architect. He is best known for introducing the International Style of architecture to the United States. This is a poster for the exhibition William Lescaze and the Rise of Modern Design in America at the National Academy of Design in New York.

Dates: 1984

Women at work World War II posters

Accession: 1994-263

The collection consists of four World War II posters related to women in the workforce. Women on the Home Front worked in war industries and volunteered for war-related organizations, excelling at historically male-dominated trades such as welding, riveting, and engine repair. Their contribution was essential for the production and supply of wartime goods.

Dates: circa 1941-1945

Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation lithographs

Accession: 2010-203

For over sixty years, Zachary Taylor Vinson (1933-2009) amassed a large and comprehensive collection of printed material documenting on the history of transportation, particularly automobiles. This small collection of French lithographs depicts early aeronautical and motor vehicle subjects. All but one were designed by either Ernest Montaut (1879-1909) or his wife, Marguerite Montaut (1883-1936). The final print is by poster artist Georges Hamel (1900-1972).

Dates: circa 1906-1913; undated