The Boston Sunday Herald (1895–1901) vintage poster of a woman reading a newspaper in art nouveau style in high resolution by Ethel Reed. Original from Library of Congress. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel and Bob Pardue.
The Boston Sunday Herald vintage poster of a woman reading a newspaper is an iconic image from the turn of the 19th century. The picture depicts a woman from the upper class, sitting in a parlor chair and reading a newspaper.
She has an elegant dress, her hair neatly arranged, and a pair of spectacles perched on her nose. The poster was designed by illustrator and cartoonist Joseph Keppler and first appeared in the Sunday edition of The Boston Sunday Herald in 1895.
The illustration was used to advertise the newspaper and was meant to promote the idea that it was family-oriented and suitable for upper-class women.
This vintage poster was revolutionary in its depiction of a woman taking part in politics and engaging in intellectual discourse. This was quite unusual for the time period and helped to popularize the newspaper.
The Boston Sunday Herald poster has become an icon of American culture and is symbolic of the progress women made towards suffrage and emancipation.
It's also a great example of art nouveau design and is highly sought after by collectors and historians alike. The Boston Sunday Herald was one of the first newspapers to not just feature women's articles, but to actively embrace them. This old time poster is a great representation of that milestone.
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March 24th, 2023
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