Vintage Travel Poster, in a large format - 80x110 cm (31.5 x 43.5 Inches) by Artist, Henri Cassiers (1858-1944) Published and printed by Sackett & Wilhelms Litho & Ptg. Co. 1899. "The Red Star Line", an American-Belgian shipping company founded in Philadelphia, 1871, had become the third largest transatlantic passenger carrier by 1906. Henri Cassiers worked for the company over 25 years, designing their advertising posters, postcards & menus etc. His distinguished style of colourfully dressed characters was always clean and precise; the colours, bright & vibrant. This poster, circa 1899, has never been folded, and has had several edge tears professionally repaired.The largest repaired tear extended about 4.5 inches into the center left border, and is near invisible. The upper left corner tear also repaired is difficult to see in the photos. Small chips & creases remain around the border outside of the framing area and there are several amateur tape repairs along one edge on the back.This poster is in original condition and NOT linen backed. Overall, an excellent example of late19th century lithography and 'shipping art' by this noteable, Belgian artist. (Reference: Cadringher & Massey, Ocean Liner Posters,2008.pg.24) Must be seen to be fully appreciated. COVID PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE. Please comply by wearing a mask if you visit to see the poster.
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