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Posters For Profit
A few posters in this sectionCommercial images often appeal to our desire for new products in new styles. Early literary posters used this strategy to reach out to a late-nineteenth-century American public that was becoming increasingly urban and wealthy. Victorian concepts of success are given form here in the types of clothing, consumer goods, reading materials, and leisure activities depicted, as well as in the graphic styles used.

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