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Advertising Art, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Subway Poster, Prospect Park, Antique Print, c. 1923-39
H.E.H. (after) Visit Brooklyn’s Beautiful Botanic Garden
American: c. 1923-1939
Color lithograph poster on card stock
21 x 21 inches
Subway poster advertising the BMT Lines rapid transit to Prospect Park Station featuring a boldly colored illustration of the Lily Pool at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in shades of pink, green, purple, orange, yellow and blue. The text reads: “Visit .. Brooklyn’s Beautiful Botanic Garden/ Prospect Park Station/ To and from the Business & Shopping Centers of Brooklyn, Manhattan & Queens …. use BMT Lines.” The poster is undated but the BMT Lines (Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation) was founded in 1923 and sold its transit operations to New York City in 1940, when Mayor LaGuardia consolidated privately-owned transit lines under municipal ownership and management. The illustration is signed in the matrix lower left H.E.H. Poster apparently quite rare.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall toning and wear. Some light scattered creases. Some minor scattered abrasion losses in lettering in lower portion professionally restored, unobtrusive.
“Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation.” Wikipedia. 30 April 2018. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn%E2%80%93Manhattan_Transit_Corporation (31 May 2018).