Guest collector Chris Berry joins Posterfix and adds insight into his vast collection of circus posters. Over 240 posters from the 1890s thru the 1940s are restored with highlights of the best ones.
Rare Scribner's and Harper's Posters by Edward Penfield, Maxfield Parrish, etc.
I visited Nancy Steinbock Vintage Posters at The Fine Art & Antique Show in New York City.
There I watched Morris sell a group of Scribners posters (to the heir of Scribners!). This group of posters were from c. 1900 or so, and included artists such as Edward Penfield, Maxfield Parrish, Louis Rhead, Eugene Grasset, J. C. Leyendecker, Pablo Picasso.
An original poster from 1893, DIVAN JAPONAIS by Toulouse-Lautrec, being conservation treated by Chris Cloutier of Posterfix.
Original posters and their condition (2:47)
Chris Cloutier shows some rare original posters and discusses how to deal with old stains, tape, rips, and folds, and acid. See Forbidden planet 1-sheet, King Kong, Circus posters, Lick Observatory, Strobridge Litho, etc.
A Collection of Magnificent Travel Posters 1920s, 30s 40s (9:38)
Over the shoulder viewing of 43 European Travel Posters. Austria, France, Britain, Italy, Spain, and Greece. All after conservation Linen Backing by Posterfix.
Original poster designed and printed by Andy Warhol for the Lincoln Center Film Festival of 1967. an area of one/fiufth of the poster had to be recreated.
How It's Made - Poster Restoration
Ferris Wheel Poster from the 1893 World Columbian Exposion, Chicago
This Ferris Wheel poster came to us on old lining, plus glued to cardboard
and cracked in several places. Black mold had already weakened the paper preventing us
from bleaching the poster. I made the decision to overpaint where needed. The Ferris Wheel was built as
an attraction to The Chicago World's Fair, and was meant to compete with the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Restoring an original Coca-Cola Poster from 1936 (The Real Thing)
It's the real thing, this is an original poster from 1936 celebrating the 50th
Anniversary of Coca-cola, America's favorite soft drink. Watch us remove the poster from board, clean, acid neutralize and linen back it
onto acid-free paper and canvas. Listen to phone questions regarding
similar issues in poster restoration. Linen backing is an archival way to preserve old paper and posters.
...And things go better with Coke. Part one of two parts.