100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Issued September 14, 1912

Edward Penfield was born in June 1866 in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at New York’s “Art Student’s League”and first worked for Harper’s Weekly then later became Harper’s art director. He developed his own unique style of simplified figures with bold outlines in settings free of extraneous detail. This dramatic style lent itself to posters and Penfield popularized the medium much like Mucha and Latrec have done in Europe. He wrote and published a book titled Holland Sketches which was published by Scribner’s in 1907.

September 14, 1912
“Good-by, Summer” by Edward Penfield

September 14, 1912
“Exploits in Bomb-dropping from Flying Machines”

September 14, 1912
“Two Women Or One?”

MOTOGRAPHY Exploiting Motion Pictures
September 14, 1912
Published by the Electricity Magazine Corporation

Following in its continuing criticism of Theodore Roosevelt’s third party campaign for president, HARPER’S show TR as a hot air balloon which rises the more his supporters throw money and bonds at the campaign.

September 14, 1912





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