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  • Today in History: Sale of Manhattan in 1626
    by Joern Weigelt on May 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Sale of #Manhattan in 1626 393 years ago today, Peter Minuit, a Dutch colonist, acquired Manhattan from unnamed Native American people in exchange for trade goods worth 60 Dutch guilders (approx.. $1100 today, accounting for inflation). With the purchase, the settlers wanted to lay the foundation for a central Dutch presence in … Continue reading Today in History: Sale of Manhattan in 1626 […]

  • Today in History: Bob Dylan born in 1941
    by Joern Weigelt on May 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Bob Dylan born in 1941 Happy Birthday! The American music icon is celebrating his 78th birthday today. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Dylan #MIltonGlaser #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #originalposter #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #vintagefinds #interiordesign #vintagehome #vintagedecor #designporn https://goo.gl/YC5rQA […]

  • AIDS Awareness Posters
    by Joern Weigelt on May 23, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Our June 8, 2019 poster auction features four collections of AIDS Awareness posters from around the globe. The collections are separated geographically and stem from the 1980s through today. Additional images may be viewed via the auction catalogs at posterconnection.com (lots 236 – 239). AIDS Awareness Posters In the mid-1980s the HI Virus brought about … Continue reading AIDS Awareness Posters […]

  • Today is World Turtle Day!
    by Joern Weigelt on May 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today is World Turtle Day! Did you know that turtles have been around for more than 200 million years? These ancient creatures evolved before mammals, birds, snakes, or lizards! Biologists believe that turtles have managed to outlive many other species due to the unique protection provided by their shells. Turtles come in all different shapes … Continue reading Today is World Turtle Day! […]

  • Today in History: Julius Klinger born in 1876
    by Joern Weigelt on May 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Julius Klinger born in 1876 143 years ago today, the Austrian poster artist, painter and type designer was born near Vienna. Klinger initially worked as a magazine illustrator in Vienna, Munich, and Berlin. He produced numerous posters through the Berlin printing company Hollerbaum & Schmidt. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #JuliusKlinger #VintagePoster #VintagePosters … Continue reading Today in History: Julius Klinger born in 1876 […]

  • Today in History: American Red Cross founded in 1881
    by Joern Weigelt on May 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: American Red Cross founded in 1881 138 years ago today, humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross in Washington, DC. an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross. Barton had been known as the … Continue reading Today in History: American Red Cross founded in 1881 […]

  • Today in History: Otto Baumberger born in 1889
    by Joern Weigelt on May 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Otto Baumberger born in 1889 130 years ago today, noted Swiss painter and poster artist Otto Baumberger was born in Zurich. Baumberger produced some 200 posters of great quality and style and is one of the main representatives of the Swiss Sachplakat (object poster). For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Baumberger #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage … Continue reading Today in History: Otto Baumberger born in 1889 […]

  • Today in History: Birth of the Blue Jeans in 1873
    by Joern Weigelt on May 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Birth of the Blue Jeans in 1873 On this day in 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world’s most famous garments: blue jeans. Born Loeb Strauss in … Continue reading Today in History: Birth of the Blue Jeans in 1873 […]

  • Today in History: TWA begins commercial service in 1934
    by Joern Weigelt on May 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: TWA begins commercial service in 1934 On May 18, 1934, TWA (Trans World Airlines) officially launched its commercial service on the Columbus-Pittsburgh-Newark route with the Douglas DC-2. The aircraft’s success quickly led to its introduction on most TWA routes, and the growth of others. The most prominent of these was the Sun … Continue reading Today in History: TWA begins commercial service in 1934 […]

  • Today in History: Kentucky Derby
    by Joern Weigelt on May 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Kentucky Derby 144 years ago today, on May 17, 1875, a cheering crowd of 10,000 people watched the horse, Aristides, a Thoroughbred named after an ancient Greek general, and his rider, Oliver Lewis, cross the finish line to win the first ever Kentucky Derby. The first derby was a 1.5 mile race … Continue reading Today in History: Kentucky Derby […]