Artist: F. S. May
Dimensions: 20 x 30 in. (76 x 51 cm)
Condition: Good condition - minor signs of handling, very light and tiny folds and a little discoloration on the white outline. A possible "white scratch" on the "r" in the headline but that could also come from the way the poster was printed - please see pictures.
Dissemination: Extremely rare
A remarkable and very well preserved exhibition poster displaying the 1925th International Fair in Frankfort.
I got very confused when I did research on this poster - the problem was that I could not find the right city of Frankfort and when I did (there are several "Frankforts" in USA), they cites did not match the buildings displayed on the poster. It turns out that Frankfort is an old English name for the German city of Frankfurt.
The big red/black "exhibition hall" on the poster is not to be found (maybe it was lost in history) but I managed to find the three old houses on "Römerberg Square". These buildings now makes out a part of the historical heart of Frankfurt with the city hall Römer -displayed behind the "exhibition hall" on the poster.
The city hall, Römer means "Roman" in German and dates back 600 years! The Römer is not a museum as it is occasionally used by the city for various purposes, for example as a Standesamt or civil registration office and the wedding rooms are located in the first and second floor of the Haus Löwenstein.
The poster was made by May - an artist well known for his colorful 1920s "Schweppes Soda Water" posters and other soft drink posters during the beginning of the 1900.
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