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Vintage travel posters

 If you are on the search for vintage poster art Bridgeman now has a huge range of travel posters and specifically British travel posters from collections including the National Railway Museum and Christies.  

See all posters, advertising and packaging images.

Vintage1950s illustration

Illustrations from John Bull Magazine boldly epitomize everyday family life and old fashioned values of 1950s middle England including 1950s housewives and romance. 

Poster advertising Sunny Rhyl by Edwin Scott Septimus (1879-c.1932) © Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA
Poster advertising Sunny Rhyl by Edwin Scott Septimus (1879-c.1932) © Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA

 

 

Bridgeman Contemporary Artists

 'One stop shop' for image buyers - from image selection to licensing and rights.

New artists at the forefront of the art scene, yet with commercial appeal, are being sourced all the time and can rely on us to ensure their art work is used in an ethical, sensitive way without being involved in the process.

Now representing 665 contemporary aritsts, of which a selection are available for exclusive licensing deals.

Pattern/Design

Choose from futuristic contemporary designs, retro patterns, art deco textile designsWilliam Morris and more.

Collections such as the Design Library, New York and Christie's are good places to look for 19th and 20th century textiles and decorative arts such as Tiffany stained glass.

For beautiful and unusual Russian textile designs check out the Gamborg Collection.

Cosmic images computer processed images of galaxies (photo) by / Dinodia (out of copyright)
Cosmic images computer processed images of galaxies (photo) by / Dinodia (out of copyright)

The Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881 (detail of 9795) by Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA
The Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881 (detail of 9795) by Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA

Classic fine art: It's in the detail

An unprecedented number of people are now visiting museums and galleries and more familiar with artists beyond the perennial favourites - Monet, Van Gogh and Klimt. There is so much more wonderful art to choose from!

Iconic images and artists find new life with details such as a close-up of hands, or the artist's brush strokes. If you don't find the detail for the particular painting you are after, Bridgeman offers a scan on demand service and we can scan in the detail(s) you require at your specifications. Check out our favourite details in the Bridgeman archive.

Thematic ideas include dogs in art , angels or how about artists recently out of copyright such as Mucha and Klee.  

Photography: the way we were

The British Postal Museum & Archive has wonderful early b/w photography showing postmen delivering mail by various methods including pony and trap.   

National Geographic autochromes from the 1920s-30s convey idyllic scenes from a pre-modern world.

If you are looking for humour check out this lightbox of caption worthy photography of our weird and wonderful ancestors.
 
Dinodia has a wonderful series of bicycles photographed all over the world which would make a great calendar.  

A young woman mails a letter at the pillar box, Oxford, 1928 (autochrome) by Clifton R Adams (fl.c. 1930) National Geographic Image Collection
A young woman mails a letter at the pillar box, Oxford, 1928 (autochrome) by Clifton R Adams (fl.c. 1930) National Geographic Image Collection


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