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  • Today in History: Marilyn Monroe born in 1926
    by Joern Weigelt on June 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Marilyn Monroe born in 1926 Today is the birthday of American actress, model and sex-symbol, Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson). A supporting role in the film “The Asphalt Jungle” (1950) marked Monroe’s breakthrough in Hollywood. Films like “Niagara” (1953), “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953), and “Some Like It Hot” (1959) made her … Continue reading Today in History: Marilyn Monroe born in 1926 […]

  • Today is World Milk Day
    by Joern Weigelt on June 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today is World Milk Day Inquiries about this original, vintage poster at posters@posterconnection.com #milk #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #originalposter #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #vintagefinds #interiordesign #vintagehome #vintagedecor https://goo.gl/YC5rQA […]

  • Today in History: World’s 1st Bicycle Race
    by Joern Weigelt on May 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: World’s 1st Bicycle Race 152 years ago today, the world’s first bicycle race was held in France. It was a 1,200 meter race at the Parc de Saint-Cloud, Paris. It was won by expatriate Englishman James Moore who rode a wooden bicycle with iron tires. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #BicycleRace #VintagePoster #VintagePosters … Continue reading Today in History: World’s 1st Bicycle Rac […]

  • Today in History: Jules Cheret born in 1836
    by Joern Weigelt on May 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Jules Cheret born in 1836 184 years ago today, French painter and lithographer, Jules Cheret, was born in Paris. Cheret became a master of Belle Epoque poster art and is often called the father of the modern poster. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #JulesCheret #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #paper … Continue reading Today in History: Jules Cheret born in 1836 […]

  • Happy Birthday, David Lance Goines
    by Joern Weigelt on May 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Happy Birthday, David Lance Goines The American artist, calligrapher, and book printer was born in 1945 and celebrates his 75th birthday today. Mr. Goines lives and works in Berkeley, California. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Goines #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #originalposter #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #vintagefinds #interiordesign #vintagehome … Continue reading Happy Birthday, David Lance Goines […]

  • First Indoor Swimming Pool opens in London in 1742
    by Joern Weigelt on May 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    First Indoor Swimming Pool opens in London in 1742 278 years ago today, the world’s first indoor pool – the Bagnio – opened its doors in London. London in the 18th century had a stench all its own, the Thames and Fleet open sewers, the streets still clogged with filth. The poor still used the … Continue reading First Indoor Swimming Pool opens in London in 1742 […]

  • Today in History: Volkswagen is founded in 1937
    by Joern Weigelt on May 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Volkswagen is founded in 1937 83 years ago today, the German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen was established. The idea for a small, affordable family car was introduced years earlier by the engineer, Ferdinand Porsche, who wanted to create an automobile that was easy to build and inexpensive to buy. In 1933, Adolf Hitler … Continue reading Today in History: Volkswagen is founded in 1937 […]

  • Today in History: Golden Gate Bridge opens in 1937
    by Joern Weigelt on May 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Golden Gate Bridge opens in 1937 83 years ago today, on the opening day of the Golden Gate Bridge, some 200,000 pedestrians appeared to cross the bay between San Francisco and Marin County. A day later, the bridge opened to traffic. With a total length of 8,981 ft. (2,737 m), the Golden … Continue reading Today in History: Golden Gate Bridge opens in 1937 […]

  • Today in History: Miles Davis born in 1926
    by Joern Weigelt on May 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Miles Davis born in 1926 94 years ago today, American jazz legend, Miles Dewey Davis III, was born in Alton, Illinois. Davis was among the most influential figures in the history of jazz music and 20th century music. His five-decade career kept him at the forefront of a number of major stylistic … Continue reading Today in History: Miles Davis born in 1926 […]

  • Art History: Eugene Grasset born in 1845
    by Joern Weigelt on May 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Art History: Eugene Grasset born in 1845 The acclaimed Swiss decorative poster artist would turn 175 years old if he were still alive today. Grasset (25 May 1845 – 23 October 1917) studied drawing and architecture and worked as a painter and sculptor before he moved to Paris in 1871. It was not until the … Continue reading Art History: Eugene Grasset born in 1845 […]