1947 John Atherton Saturday Eve Post
Duluth Zenith City Vintage Antique Poster
PRINTED BY: Saturday Eve Post, signed "Litho in USA. 6-14-47"
AGE: Dated 1947
ARTIST: John Atherton, well known graphic designer, poster artist, illustrator
CONDITION: A, Freshly Linen mounted, lithograph, beautiful!
The Saturday Evening Post is a American magazine, started in 1897 and still in existence. It was monumental in its use of American illustrators on the famous covers, and exposing these designers and art to the American public, from Norman Rockwell, to John Falter, to JC Leyendecker to NC Wyeth and many more.
This poster is by well known artist John Carlton Atherton (1900-1952), an American illustrator and commercial artist. He was born in Brainard, Minnesota in 1900. In 1920 he relocated to San Francisco and attented College of The Pacific as well as The California School of Fine Arts (now known as The San Francisco Art Institute.) He worked with General Motors, Shell Oil, Container Corporation of America and Dole.
The image is a stunning look at the famous Duluth, MN Aerial Lift bridge, with a large ore barge ship underneath. The blue sky and clouds are stunning and the colors very vibrant. A great moment in time at Zenith City. This image is named "Ore Barge" by the Saturday Evening post.
An inset square on top reveals the content of the magazine, "Admiral Halsey Tells His Story." We only have this one, although we are excited to present other Saturday Evening Post Posters as well. Freshly linen backed, beautiful and ready for framing. Amazing art.
SIZE: 22 x 27.5 inches
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