Celebrating Black History Month

February 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Brilliant Mecano circa 1895

Brilliant Mecano circa 1895

Propaganda and Advertising Posters reflect and magnify the attitudes of the time period and cultures from which they come.  In honor of black history month, here are some images that depict people of African origin from key periods of poster art,  the turn of the century, the Art Deco period of the  1920s and 1930s and  the post war period.  I will let the images speak for themselves.

La Dahomeenne circa 1894

La Dahomeenne circa 1894

Berger-Grillon circa 1930

Berger-Grillon circa 1930

Robinson Crusoe circa 1930

Robinson Crusoe circa 1930

Bernard Villemot, one of the great French post war poster designers, captures a multi colored world in his posters

Perrier Earrings 1977

Perrier Earrings 1977

La Cote D'Azur 1968

La Cote D'Azur 1968

Josephine Baker Bobino 1975

Josephine Baker Bobino 1975

The Supremes 1965

The Supremes 1965

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