Fighting Benson World War I Advertising Poster
|World War I
|28 x 42"
|Country of Poster:
|Original vintage, linen backed original poster text reads: ""Fighting Benson" The World's Greatest Orator, ("And not a bad soldier"), Served with the colors in France, Twice Wounded, Condemned to death as a spy by the Germans in Belgium, Tells how he escaped. Author from "Back from Hell", hear him!" Printed by: signed "Greenwich Litho Company, J.V. Ritchey, Pres. 370e" (see close up photo of printer's mark) Age: 1918 Condition: A condition, linen mounted, stunning, beautiful condition. A large poster! Samuel Cranston Benson, also known as S.C. Benson (or SC Benson) was an author who published is bio or memoirs called "Back from Hell," printed in Chicago by A.C. McClurg & Company, 1918, with 250 pages. Mr. Benson was a pacifist preacher or pastor in Patton, Pennsylvania, who was against war when he went, having been raised by a minister father and family. The book chronicles his changing views when confronted by the atrocities of the Huns in World War One. Benson served in the ambulance Corps on the Western front, and came back to publish the book and a speaking tour of his experiences. The poster was made to advertise that tour. Original linen backed stone lithograph ballet poster: Serge Lifar. This Russian poster depicts a famous ballet dancer. The serene colors are elegant and captivating and catches the performer in his own right as one of the leading dancers of his time. One can read up on the history of Serge Lifar...which makes it all the more charming to own. A rare piece of history! Preserved and mounted on linen. Great condition. All posters arrive with authenticity papers. Lifar made his debut at the Ballets Russes in 1923, where he quickly became a principal dancer. He played the lead roles in the ballets of George Balanchine and at the death of Diaghilev in 1929 he entered the Paris Opera Ballet and created his first ballet. As ballet master of the Paris Opera from 1930 to 1944 and from 1947 to 1958, he devoted himself to the restoration of the technical level of the Paris Opera Ballet to return it to its place as one of the best companies in the world. Original Serge Lifar, linen backed and ready to frame. Original Color lithograph. 63 x 47" unlined. Teddy Piaz worked in France during the 1920s-1940s. Serge Lifar (1905-1986) was a Russian-French dancer and choreographer of exceptional stage presence, who revitalized the Paris Opéra Ballet and was the primary figure of modern French ballet. Born in Kiev, Lifar was a premier dancer in the Ballet Company of the Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev before becoming director of the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1929. Conveying drama through choreography, he created more than 50 ballets on themes from myth, legend, and history and used male dancers in dominant rather than supporting roles. Printed: De Champrosay, Paris. Paul Colin also created another famous vintage poster for this dancer and choreographer. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. The Vintage Poster has been working with collectors around the world helping them with their original vintage poster collections. Our posters come with a . We stand behind the description and condition of the vintage posters shown on the website. The Vintage Poster is an IVPDA certified vintage poster dealer. Available online to you 24/7. We are glad to assist you. Our current inventory is online and is updated frequently. To purchase, simply add the item(s) to your cart and check out. They will be delivered to your door. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
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