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Period Paper has obtained an unusual and scarce collection of printers' samples of vintage art and illustration advertising art from 1926. These splendid images are in very good condition and would look magnificent framed. The collection was published by The West Virginia Paper Company or Westvaco which was was established in 1888 by William Luke along the Potomac River in what is now known as Luke, Maryland. In January 2002 Westvaco merged with the Mead Corporation to form MeadWestvaco.
This 85+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No tears. No water damage.
This piece was illustrated by Hohlwein, Ludwig. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Ludwig Hohlwein (1874-1949) was a German posterist artist, hailing from Weisbaden. He was known for his unique avant garde poster designs, which included German government propaganda posters crafted during World War I. During World War II, Hohlwein created posters supporting the National Socialist party. He also created commercial advertising artwork for such noteworthy companies as Cadillac. However, the majority of Hohlwein's works primarily focused on wildlife, hunting, and human figures.