Monday, March 23, 2009

Sometimes I like me some big gummint


The Library of Congress has nearly 150 vintage magic posters. You can browse and download high resolution copies by typing "magic" into the search query box here. Click the "preview images" button for thumbnails. I am no printing expert, but I imagine if you had the right printer and ink and canvas, you could make some very beautiful hard copies of these images.

SO COOL!

I swear I could hang out here all day long. I am a vintage poster freak!

Now that is a good use of my tax dollars. I'm going to search "vaudeville" and "circus" and "cowboy" and ... and ... and ... I'm having a massive postergasm.

Here's a few for you. Click any image to enlarge (and as always, I encourage you to enlarge).





7 comments:

Kelly and José said...

Those are lovely -- I, too, am a huge vintage poster fan.

Although, I'm guilty of cropping and framing the "vintage posters" from my calendars ;)

Kelly

philbilly said...

Ah, click to enlarge. Were it only that easy.

Amy L. Hanna said...

LOL @ the time Erin made this post ...

Those are some "Keller" surrealistic works you've gleaned there.

Zen Wizard said...

I am not sure if I am more perplexed by Kellar's Perplexing Cabinet, or that broomstick party--which appears to be getting a little out of hand.

Kirk Jusko said...

They were more hip during that Victorian Era than we give them credit for.

philbilly said...

Erin, a quibble;

"Big" gummint is unnecessary to support the LoC. The Founders recognized early on, sans Twitter (I kid), that an informed electorate was a prerequisite of self-government. The LoC was the web of its day, and mandated into existence, hat tip to Franklin.

A book a day keeps Barney Frank away. I know old black guys who run rib shacks in the hood that should school Robert Reich.

50% graduation rates are Bin Laden's dream scenario.

Tag said...

erin, These ar sooo cool. I typed in broadway. Amazing what came up. And it doesn't come up often enlarged or not.