posters


Storia popolare d’Italia, dalle origini ai nostri tempi. Popular history of Italy, from the origin to our time – a promotional poster for a 19th century mass market book.

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Vintage Italian poster for an advertising company
Italian history for kids


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Il Secolo, giornale il più diffuso d’Italia – the most widely distributed magazine in Italy, an 1892 poster. At the time, the magazine had over one million readers!

Note industrial and transportation themes used in this poster, with telegraph wires clearly visible in the background. The new age has arrived!

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Vintage Italian poster for an advertising company

Travel to Italy! Vintage 1890s French posters

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Italian history for kids

August 30, 2011

“Storia d’Italia narrata ai fanciulli” (“History of Italy told to children”), a poster.

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Vintage poster – Italy via St Gothard

May 9, 2011

This is a 1904 French poster by F. Hugo d’Alési, advertising rail road trips to Italy via St Gothard. Notice a rather stereotypical Italian peasant in the foreground.

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Vintage Italian poster for an advertising company

April 30, 2011

A curious piece of advertising for an advertising company based in Milan: Premiata impressa generale d’affissione di A. Montorfano & O. Servizio d’affissioni in tutta Italia ed all’estero – Poster services in all of Italy and abroad. This is definitely one of the stranger angles you will ever see.

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Travel to Italy! Vintage 1890s French posters

April 5, 2011

Tourism already was a big industry in the 1890s. Italy was one of the primary destinations for well-to-do travelers from France, Germany and England. These French vintage posters must have put into the minds of many people the desire to see these amazing views in person.

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