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In the Beginning

his is the earliest poster discovered in the collection so far. Posters of the 1840s and 1850s usually featured small illustrations and dense text. They often explained the technical features of the products they advertised and included endorsements from satisfied customers.

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Letterpress with wood engraving, 1849
James J. Langdon (Chicago) for C.H.
McCormick & Co. (Chicago)
24.25" x 18.75"

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