Poster for The Century Midsummer Holiday Number
Date: 1896
Medium: Commercial lithograph
Dimensions: sheet: 21 1/8 × 15 13/16 in. (53.7 × 40.2 cm)
Illustration Citation: Advertising poster for The Century, August 1896
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Marshall Cole, 1973
Object Number: 1973-46
About: This design won The Century Magazine’s Midsummer 1896 poster contest. Promising monetary awards and public exposure, such competitions attracted aspiring artists and illustrators. Around seven hundred designs were submitted to the competition. Elihu Vedder, F. Hopkinson Smith and Henry J. Hardenburg served as judges.
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