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" Nous jurons de faire baiser la Toile"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Parody of David's painting "The Oath of the Horatii" with textile merchants in a shop interior.

"1588"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"60th Anniversary of the Design Collection" MOMA

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"60th Anniversary of the Design Collection" MOMA

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"91 Ways to Destroy the W

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Four quadrants

"9888 - Two Color or Thre

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"A Hessian Soldier"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"A La Grande Fete Aerienne"

National Air and Space Museum
A LA GRANDE FÊTE AÉRIENNE. Framed multicolor illustrated print promoting the Société de Propagande Aèrienne and an air festival. Illustration on a white background of an orange stunt plane, its wings arranged diagonally across the poster with a solid blue background and two solid white clouds. A more distant plane flys in the upper right. Below the S.P.Aé logo of wings and a roundel with an Indian chief's profile, full text in orange and red sans-serif lettering: "LA SOCIÉTÉ DE PROPAGANDE AÈRIENNE Présente Ses pilotes Ses avions A LA GRANDE FÊTE AÉRIENNE." Artist signature in upper right: Lucien Cavé. Text along the lower left border: "Editions LUCIEN CAVÉ."

Fly Now: The National Air and Space Museum Poster Collection

Throughout their history, posters have been a significant means of mass communication, often with striking visual effect. Wendy Wick Reaves, the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery Curator of Prints and Drawings, comments that "sometimes a pictorial poster is a decorative masterpiece-something I can't walk by without a jolt of aesthetic pleasure. Another might strike me as extremely clever advertising … But collectively, these 'pictures of persuasion,' as we might call them, offer a wealth of art, history, design, and popular culture for us to understand. The poster is a familiar part of our world, and we intuitively understand its role as propaganda, promotion, announcement, or advertisement."

Reaves' observations are especially relevant for the impressive array of aviation posters in the National Air and Space Museum's 1300+ artifact collection. Quite possibly the largest publicly-held collection of its kind in the United States, the National Air and Space Museum's posters focus primarily on advertising for aviation-related products and activities. Among other areas, the collection includes 19th-century ballooning exhibition posters, early 20th-century airplane exhibition and meet posters, and twentieth-century airline advertisements.

The posters in the collection represent printing technologies that include original lithography, silkscreen, photolithography, and computer-generated imagery. The collection is significant both for its aesthetic value and because it is a unique representation of the cultural, commercial and military history of aviation. The collection represents an intense interest in flight, both public and private, during a significant period of its technological and social development.

Copyright Disclosure for Orphaned Works

Whenever possible, the museum provides factual information about copyright owners and related matters in its records and other texts related to the collections. For many of the images in this collection, some of which were created for or by corporate entities that no longer exist, the museum does not own any copyrights. Therefore, it generally does not grant or deny permission to copy, distribute or otherwise use material in this collection. If identified, permission and possible fees may be required from the copyright owner independently of the museum. It is the user's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when copying, distributing or otherwise using materials found in the museum's collections. Transmission or reproduction of protected materials beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Users must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use.

If you have any more information about an item you've seen in the Fly Now: The National Air and Space Museum Poster Collection, or if you are a copyright owner and believe we have not properly attributed your work to you or have used it without permission, we want to hear from you. Please contact pisanod@si.edu with your contact information and a link to the relevant content.

View more information about the Smithsonian's general copyright policies at http://www.si.edu/termsofuse

"A [Match] For You At Any Time"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Rectangular, rounded corners and sides, featuring polychrome enamel, word/picture rebus, inscribed "A [Match] For You At Any Time", with image of wooden match stick with red tip substituted for word "Match". Lid hinged on upper left. Striker on bottom.

"A [Match] For You"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Rectangular, rounded sides and corners, featuring word/picture rebus, inscribed in blue enamel "A [Match] For You", a matchstick with red tip substituted for the word "Match". Reverse inscribed "Addie to James". Lid hinged on upper left. Striker on bottom

"A" model

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"AJ"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Simple one-piece form of circular bowl with handle projecting from right edge and tapering to curved point at end; matte finish.

"AJ"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Simple flat one-piece form of shaped blade tapering to curved point at end of handle; matte finish.

"AJ"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Simple one-piece form of three-pronged fork tapering to curved point at end of handle; matte finish.

"AJ"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Simple one-piece form of flared three-pronged fork tapering to curved point at end of handle; matte finish.

"AJ"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Simple one-piece form of oval bowl tapering to curved point at end of handle; matte finish.

"AJ"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Simple one-piece form of three-pronged fork tapering to curved point at end of handle; matte finish.

"AJ"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Simple one-piece form of oval bowl tapering to curved point at end of handle; matte finish.

"AJ"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Simple one-piece form of two-pronged fork tapering to curved point at end of handle; matte finish.

"AJ"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Simple one-piece form of two-pronged fork tapering to curved point at end of handle; matte finish.

"AJ"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Simple one-piece form of oval bowl tapering to curved point at end of handle; matte finish.

"AJ"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Simple one-piece form of oval bowl tapering to curved point at end of handle; matte finish.

"AJ"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Simple one-piece form of circular bowl with handle projecting from left edge and tapering to curved point at end; matte finish.

"Abend in Sommer" [Evening in Summer]

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Multi-colored flower forms with light and dark green leaves on white ground.
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