1947 John Atherton WPA era Steam Shovel Saturday Eve Post Poster

Regular price $250.00

1947 John Atherton Saturday Eve Post Cincinnati Vintage Antique Poster

PRINTED BY: Saturday Eve Post, signed "Litho in USA. Nov-22-47"
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 WPA Works Progress Administration, industrial machine age scene of an American steam shovel at work. The colors are amazing, deep and rich hues of reds and brown and oranges. This image is named "MIning for Ore" by the Saturday Evening post.

An inset square reveals the content of the magazine, "Beware of the Medical Frauds!" by Rita Halle Kleeman and "A New Glencannon Story" by Guy Gilpatric.

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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