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1953 Lithograph George Barber Harry James Hotel Astor Jazz Musician AEFA1

1953 Lithograph George Barber Harry James Hotel Astor Jazz Musician AEFA1

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This is an original 1953 monochrome lithograph by American artist George Barber. It was intended to promote a Big Band jazz show featuring famous trumpeter Henry Haag James, better known as Harry James, at Hotel Astor in New York City on May 25th. Harry was renowned in the musical world for his technical proficiency, and his band was the first to employ the young Frank Sinatra.


This 58+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Monochrome
  • Grade: Near Mint
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 12 inches; 22 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 is a limited edition original lithograph, #1498 out of 2,000. Only the portfolio was numbered, not the individual lithograph's within it. This is not a lithograph "after" the artist. This lithograph was created by the original artist on the lithograph plate, and is, therefore, a true original lithograph. The artists used either litho crayon, ink, or tusche when creating their art works on the plates.

Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original lithographs by some of the premier artists of the 1950's. These lithographs were produced for an annual art event in the 1950's for local businesses and major corporations largely based in New York. Historically important for corporate archivists, these are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. The original lithographs were produced in only one limited edition, and included just 2,000. These lithographs are perhaps the most unique, rare, important advertising collectibles that exist for businesses and corporations.

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

George Barber

George Barber was an American artist hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his formal art education at the Black Mountain College of Art in North Carolina. Barber was most known for his paintings, illustrations and abstract style. His art has been exhibited at the International Carnegie Institute, the Whiney Museum of American Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Brooklyn Museum and the Audubon Society of Artists.

Keywords specific to this image: Artists Equity Association, Contemporary Art, R. K. Christenberry, Lodging

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