Featured Collections

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Bicycles

Freedom on two wheels! – both for the women of the 1890s, and for artists observing dramatic changes in culture & industry. Read More.

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Automobiles

That’s a Holwein ad for a 1914 Mercedes. It might be the only surviving copy in the world. Other luxury makes and models within. Don’t wait long: these cars go fast.

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Theater & Film

Dive into a lost world of entertainment: American & French farces from the Fin de Siécle; macabre Silent Era films from Weimar Germany; popcorn Westerns from the Great Depression & more.

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Josephine Baker

Rare images of the legendary star of burlesque, from the Jazz Age to the Civil Rights Era.

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Propaganda

A forgotten history of political speech from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Bolshevik Revolution, the U.S., Britain, France, and U.S.S.R. from WWI to 1989.

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Australia

Evocative renderings of the Land Down Under, from the 1920s to the 1960s: enticing travelers to these wild Antipodes.

Featured Artists

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Cappiello

The father of the modern advertising poster offers 35 Art Nouveau gems from every stage of his career, including rare signed maquettes.

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Loupot

The Swiss master is a man of his time in these 20 rarely seen works: a 1917 natural, an Art Deco icon in the ‘30s, and a radical experimenter in the late ‘40s.

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Mucha

The archetypal artist of the Belle Époque dazzles us with 25 visions of lush femininity, floral profusion and once-in-a-lifetime finds.

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Cassandre

Twelve superb examples of rigor, wit and geometric precision from the 1930’s Art Deco genius.

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Bíro

This little-known Hungarian gave birth to the field of political-propaganda art amid the chaos of post-WWI Europe. Here are 9 of his most powerful and iconic designs.

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Toulouse-Lautrec

During the 1890s, this profane, drunk, disagreeable denizen of Montmartre became one of France’s greatest and most recognizable artists.

Plus hundreds of original, rare posters: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, ’50s Modernism, ’60s and more!

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