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Guide to the Richard Kressler and Laylen Sweet Collection of American Art Posters
1891-1899, 1919
 PR 334

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 31, 2017 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes 23 art posters. All but one are of covers of publications from 1891-1899, including Harper's,  Lippincott's,  Scribner's, and  The Century magazine. The lone exception is a reproduction of an 1848 lithograph of Broadway, published by Valentine's Manual in 1919. Most of the posters are signed by the artist, especially Edward Penfield for Harper's. The container list includes a detailed inventory.

Arrangement Note

The container list below is arranged first by title and then chronologically. The posters themselves are all encapsulated, with most enclosures holding more than one poster, though not in the order of the container list.