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1930 Print Colonel Sosthenes Behn Telephone Portrait Ervine Metzl Telegraph FZ1

1930 Print Colonel Sosthenes Behn Telephone Portrait Ervine Metzl Telegraph FZ1

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This is an original 1930 color print of a portrait of Colonel Sostehenes Behn-- the founder of the International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation. Behn is also noted for co-founding the Puerto Rico Telephone Company.

CONDITION

This 81+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Moderate aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 12 inches; 25 x 30 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Metzl, Ervine. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Ervine Metzl

Ervine Metzl was a graphic artist known for his postage stamp designs and posters. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and at the beginning of his career, created posters for the Chicago Transit Authority. He designed ten postage stamps for the United States Postal Service between 1957 and 1960, and worked with Fortune Magazine on various occasions.

Keywords specific to this image: Illustration, Businessman, ITT, St. Thomas

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