Cigar Box Art Poster Book: 30 Ready-to-frame Examples from the John & Carolyn Grossman Collection

Cigar Box Art Poster Book: 30 Ready-to-frame Examples from the John & Carolyn Grossman Collection

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By (author) John Grossman

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 302mm x 361mm x 15mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 21 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: East Petersberg
  • ISBN 10: 1565237439
  • ISBN 13: 9781565237438
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes photographs
  • Sales rank: 1,404,168

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This book offers 30 best of the best, most beautiful and fascinating lithographed images ever printed on cigar box labels. You can get a glimpse into a bygone era when the cigar box was the king of the advertising industry. These perforated pages tear out easily and are fit for being matted, framed, and hung as a centerpiece in your home. Each meticulously reproduced poster measures 11" X 14" and can be displayed in either a 14" X 18" or a 16" X 22" matted picture frame, or trimmed to fit an 11" X 14" frame without a mat. Make this gorgeous and detailed part of American history a part of your decor.

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John Grossman is one of the leading collectors of printed ephemera. The John and Carolyn Grossman Collection is now housed at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware and is open to the public. A member of The Ephemera Society of America since 1981 and currently a member of the Board, John was the recipient of the 1990 Maurice Rickards Award.

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Add a vintage flair to any room in your home, with these framable scenes of authentic Americana from historic cigar box labels. This colorful book provides a display-ready gallery of the 30 most beautiful and fascinating lithographed images ever printed on cigar box labels. These meticulously reproduced posters are from the unique collection of artist and ephemera collector John Grossman, housed at the Winterthur Museum Library. Featuring subjects like well-dressed cigar-smoking gentlemen, amusing animals, athletes and respectable ladies in their finest high-neck garments, they provide a glimpse into a bygone era when the cigar box was the king of the advertising industry. Perforated pages tear out easily and are perfect for being matted, framed, and hung as conversation-starting wall art. Select your favorites and make this gorgeous and detailed part of American history a part of your home.