In a poster by Adolfo Hohenstein for the 1899 Puccini opera, Tosca lays a crucifix on Baron Scarpia’s body after stabbing him to death.
Jamestown Shores, Rhode Island
Wallace, South Carolina
At the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the National Cash Register pavilion was surmounted by the world’s largest cash register, more than 40 feet tall.
Illustration by Frank Godwin during wartime, simultaneously promoting walking and Snider’s Old Fashioned Chili Sauce.
Promo postcard and wrapper from the Japan Tea Hall at Chicago’s 1933-1934 International Exposition, by Nakayamitsuma Printing Co., Tokyo.
A poster by artist Fred Taylor, who did some beautiful work for British Rail.