Earnest Seton Thompson May 1900 Century Magazine Advertising Poster Raccoons

  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Type: Item for Sale
  • Date Posted: Aug 12, 2013
Century Magazine was known for leading art by leading artists. There advertising posters are very pricey. Typically they would use either Art Nouveau or Deco artists. This poster was a slight departure as it is a fantasy but realistic image. On the other hand it is done by a famous nature artist by the name Ernest Seton Thompson. For those of you that do not know him, he was a leader of the Woodland Indians movement in the US in 1900. He was a UK citizen, co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America and there is a Museum of his work at the Philmont Scout camp in New Mexico. I have not been able to find this poster ANYWHERE. It is difficult to find work by Thompson. This is a wonderful item as it also represents the National Zoo in DC. There is a penciled initial in the upper right corner above the "RY" in century, otherwise this looks perfect in regard to condition. For all I know it could be 1 of a kind. It is 11 7/8" x 19 1/4".