From the Collection: Prints by William H. Bradley

The following prints by American Art Nouveau illustrator and artist William H. Bradley joined the collection in 1979. Nicknamed the “Dean of American Designers” by the Saturday Evening Post, Bradley was the highest paid American artist of the early 20th century. (source)

1979-116The Chap Book, Thanksgiving No., 1895
The Chap-Book was a literary journal published in Chicago between 1894-1898.

1979-52Christmas, Harper’s Bazaar, 1895

1979-53Poster for Springfield Bicycle Club Tournament, Sep. 1985

1979-51Lithographic Poster for Narcoticure, ca. 1895
This amazing poster illustrates “Narcoticure,” a product made by the Narcoti Chemical Company of Springfield, MA, meant to cure “the tobacco habit.”

1979-50Untitled, from The Echo, ca. 1895

To see more illustrations by Bradley from the collection, click here.

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