1947 Mead Schaeffer Saturday Eve Post
Spanish Moss LA Poster Original Vintage Antique
PRINTED BY: Saturday Eve Post, signed "Litho in USA. Apr-5-47"
AGE: Dated 1947
ARTIST: Mead Schaeffer, 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 Mead Schaeffer (1898-1980), an American illustrator active from the teens to middle 20th century. Born in Freedom Plains, New York, in 1898, Schaeffer grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is well known as a book illustrator and commercial artist/illustrator.
The image is a stunning scene of men, including an African American, collecting spanish moss in Lousiana. In American history, moss had a variety of uses in upholstery. It was used to stuff car cushions, and in furniture manufacturing. Fresh moss was gathered and cured for months, sorted, cleaned and baled for shipment. Many Louisianans made at least a part time living from collecting moss. The last operating factory in the South was in Gainesville, Fla., which burned in 1958. This cover was entitled "Spanish Moss Pickers."
An inset square reveals the content of the magazine, "Senator Vandenberg: Russia's Pet Whipping Boy by Beverly Smith".
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 28 inches
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