Louis Rhead’s Art Nouveau Posters

Louis Rhead was an acclaimed English-American artist and author. He created works in a variety of mediums, but remains most known for his striking Art Nouveau posters and advertisements.

Rhead emigrated to New York City in 1883 when he was just 24 years old to work as an art director at a US firm. He later capitalized on the poster craze of the 1890s, and the growing popularity of the Art Nouveau style.

Rhead’s excellent command of the figure and composition made him a sought after illustrator in his time. While less known than Alphones Mucha, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Aubrey Beardsley, Rhead deserves a place among the pantheon of his more well-known European contemporaries.

From the Library of Congress

1890-1900. Print by Louis Rhead. "Try vio-violet a new Lundborg perfume."
1890-1900. Print by Louis Rhead. “Try vio-violet a new Lundborg perfume.”
1896. Print by Louis Rhead. "L. Prang & Co.'s holiday publications."
1896. Print by Louis Rhead. “L. Prang & Co.’s holiday publications.”
1895. Print by Louis Rhead. "Photochrome engraving company."
1895. Print by Louis Rhead. “Photochrome engraving company.”
1896. Print by Louis Rhead. "Prang's Easter publications."
1896. Print by Louis Rhead. “Prang’s Easter publications.”
1890 - 1900. Print by Louis Rhead. "The Quartier Latin. A magazine devoted to the arts / Louis Rhead."
1890 – 1900. Print by Louis Rhead. “The Quartier Latin. A magazine devoted to the arts / Louis Rhead.”
1895. Print by Louis Rhead. "The Century, midsummer holiday number."
1895. Print by Louis Rhead. “The Century, midsummer holiday number.”
1894. Print by Louis Rhead. "The Century magazine for June."
1894. Print by Louis Rhead. “The Century magazine for June.”
1894. Print by Louis Rhead. "Century Magazine - Midsummer Holiday Number / Louis Rhead."
1894. Print by Louis Rhead. “Century Magazine – Midsummer Holiday Number / Louis Rhead.”

Fighting Tuberculosis

15 Medical Posters from Global Campaigns Against TB

Tuberculosis infection has been found in human remains as far back as the Neolithic Era. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, TB was the leading cause of death in the United States. Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau promoted and established isolation techniques to fight TB in the 1880s. His efforts established an era of prevention and public education. Since then, many visual campaigns have promoted illustrative posters to fight the diseases spread. All of the posters in this series were downloaded from the History of Medicine (IHM)collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM). The posters provide an interesting international case-study of the various approaches designers have taken to convey public health information. Vintage Prints on Photistoric.

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1984. “Soins de santé primaires la tuberculose.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Comité antituberculeux de Côte d’Ivoire.

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1977. “Allaitement au sein” Photomechanical Print. Print by Comité antituberculeux de Côte d’Ivoire.

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19??. “Achetez le timbre antituberculeux” Photomechanical Print. Print by Comité national de défense contre la tuberculose (France).

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1918. “Il faut vaincre la tuberculose comme le plus malfaisant des reptiles.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Dorival, Géo, b. 1879.

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19??. “Journée nationale des tuberculeux anciens militaires sauvons-les.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Faivre, Abel, 1867-1945.

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19??. “Tuberculosis the foe of youth” Photomechanical Print. Print by ?.

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1920. “Italiani, aiutate la Croce rossa nell’assistenza ai tubercolosi.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Cascella, Basilio, 1860-1950.

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195?. “A fine body may conceal tuberculosis, but modern methods uncover it before it does harm.” Photomechanical Print. Print by American Lung Association Christmas Seals.

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19??. “Tuberculosis, find it, treat it, conquer it” Photomechanical Print. Print by American Lung Association Christmas Seals.

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19??. “A good X-ray is your doctor’s best aid in discovering early tuberculosis.” Photomechanical Print. Print by American Lung Association Christmas Seals.

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196?. “Yu fang fei jie he, bu yao sui di tu tan.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Tianjin ren min yin shua chang.

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19??. “Yu fang jie he bing bu yao sui di tu tan.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Beijing Shi jie he bing fang zhi suo.

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1955. “Yu fang fei lao bing, yao jiao zheng sui di tu tan de xi guan Zhonghua…” Photomechanical Print. Print by China. Wei sheng bu.

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196?. “Jie zhong Ka Jie miao yu fang jie he bing.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Wulumuqi Shi di 2 ren min yi yuan.

WPA Posters

16 Silkscreen Posters from the WPA

Included in Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration was funding for the Federal Art Project. At the close of the Federal Art Project in 1943, over 200,000 works had been made from artists including Mark Rothko, Grant Wood and Phillip Guston; now known around the world. Along with plays, murals and traditional paintings, many posters were made by artists for organisations also sponsored by the WPA. The incredible diversity of style and subject remain influential for graphic designers and artists today. Vintage prints on Photistoric.

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1938. “Yellowstone National Park, Ranger Naturalist Service.” Silkscreen. Print by Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

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1936-1941. “More courtesy.” Screen Print. Silkscreen by Federal Art Project.

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1936-1937. “Result Three killed by speeding car at dark corner.” Silkscreen. Print by Federal Art Project.

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1941-1943. “No enemy sub will dare lift its eye if you lend your Zeiss…” Silkscreen. Print by WPA.

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1936-1939. “Your Family Needs…” Silkscreen. Print by Charles Verschuuren.

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1936-1939. “W.P.A. Federal Theatre Presents…” Silkscreen. Print by Emmanuel DeColas.

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1941-1943. “War Industry Needs Water…” Silkscreen. Print by Glenn Stuart Pierce.

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1936-1937. “Save Your Eyes Use…” Silkscreen. Print by WPA Illinois Safety Division.

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1936-1941. “Doctor Lawyer Merchant…” Silkscreen. Print by Illinois WPA Art Project.

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1939. “Indian Court Federal…” Silkscreen. Print by Louis B. Siegriest.

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1936-1939. “Marionette Theatre Presents…” Silkscreen. Print by Charles Verschuuren.

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1936-1941. “Fruit Store.” Silkscreen. Print by Federal Art Project.

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1936-1937. “Failure Here May…” Woodcut. Print by Allan Nase.

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1936-1940. “Don’t Gum Up…” Silkscreen. Print by Gregg Arlington.

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1936-1941. “Indian Art Of…” Silkscreen. Print by New York City W.P.A. Art Project.

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