Tag Archives: Vintage Poster

Winter Carnival: Dartmouth

dartmouth ski race brooks dodge middlebury vermont2/20/1953 Press Photo:  This trio of crack Dartmouth skiers led a field of 38 from nine colleges to give the Indians an early lead today at Middlebury, Vt. in the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association’s championships.  Left to right:  Ralph Miller of Hanover, N.H.; Bill Tibbits, North River, N.Y., and Brooks Dodge, Gorham, N.H.

The legendary Dartmouth Winter Carnival is underway this weekend with EISA / NCAA alpine and nordic ski races headlining the schedule of events.  After day one, the University of Vermont Catamounts are in the top spot, Dartmouth in second, University of New Hampshire in third.

This history and lore of the Dartmouth Winter Carnival lives on in a vibrant collection of event posters.  Highly revered and collectible, original posters are increasingly rare and demand a premium at auctions such as Christie’s and Swann Galleries annual poster sales.  Click here to view an archive of Winter Carnival poster images from the Dartmouth College Library Collections.

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Lifestyle: Slopeside Lunch

ski vintage arden milk austria posterSomewhere in the west coast enjoying lunch with Arden milk.  Check the travel posters on the building – excited to recognize the Austria image by Paul Aigner as found at Brimfield!

vintage ski chamonix mont blan plan prazDéjeuner su la neige au Plan Praz.  Chamonix, France.

vintage ski europe alps lunch sunRefueling and relaxing al fresco in the Alps.

ski stowe vintage stone hut mount mansfield vermontOutside the Stone Hut on Mount Mansfield, Stowe, Vermont.  Cheers!

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Brimfield: Vintage Alpine Art & Graphics

austria vintage travel brochure winter ski paul signerThe first three images are vintage travel brochures produced by the Austrian Federal Government, circa 1950s.  Illustration by Paul Aigner.

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Illustration by Reinhart Wettach.

vintage travel brochure austria winter ski gottfried fischlIllustration by Gottfried Fischl.

vintage ski travel poster splitkein flexible flyerAdvertising poster for Splitkein Flexible Flyer wooden skis.  Not shown but name dropped with Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln, New Hampshire.

ski catskills new york vintage postcard linen rope towVintage postcard:  Winter in the Catskills – Pine Hill, N.Y.

vintage postcard ski skier netherlands Vintage postcard:  De ski-virtuoos, illustrated by Broekman, Netherlands.

ski beauport quebec canada vintage postcardVintage postcard:  The Relay, Lake Beauport, Quebec, Canada

vintage franconia notch aerial tram logo new hampshire cannonSouvenir water transfer decal from Franconia Notch, New Hampshire featuring the aerial tram at Cannon Mountain.

snurfer brunswick vintage logo yellowFinally!  A yellow Snurfer to live with my wood-grain one.

Vintage alpine art and graphics from the recent Brimfield Antique Show.

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Treasure Hunting: Brimfield

vintage ski poster jantzen bethlehemxvintage arctic ice cream sign brimfieldxvintage ski ribbon germanyxstag deer statue brimfieldxchild lederhose trachten heartxsno bee sled yellowxsoldier travel europe vintage ski patchesx
ski mazama ridge rainier washington postcardSkiing on Mazama Ridge, Rainier National Park, Washington

mt mansfield stowe chair lift top of vermontTop of Vermont:  Mt. Mansfield Chair Lift Stowe, Vermont on Route 100

toni sailer ski race aspen 1957Toni Sailer ski racing at Aspen, 1957

sascha maurer ski poster new england snow trainWinter Sports New England:  Sascha Maurer, c. 1936/37

sascha maurer lets go skiing posterLet’s Go Skiing Sascha Maurer, c. 1936

The first Brimfield Antique Show of the year didn’t feel particularly rich with alpine artifacts – but was great fun nonetheless.  I rounded up some of the usual small finds:  vintage photos, postcards, magazines.

The score of the day was a late 1930’s brochure for The New Haven Railroad Snow Trains illustrated by famed artist Sascha Maurer.  (Maurer is best known for ski posters and credited with creating the Stowe “flying S” logo.)  The brochure is in pristine condition with vibrant color and essentially gives me two mini posters – I am thrilled!

See you in September, Brimfield. . .

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Vintage Posters: Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Summer

wettersteingebirge_henelWettersteingebirge by Edwin Henel

madel_unknownMädel aus dem Oberland vor dem Wettersteingebirge Skizze by unknown artist

ziege_sengerZiege vor Alpspitze und Waxenstein by O. Senger

Some enchanting Bavarian summer images from the GaPa reproduction poster collection.  Posters and other Garmisch-Partenkirchen merchandise may be purchased through the GaPa web store.

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Vintage Posters: Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Winter

kreuzeckbahn_plenertKreuzeckbahn by Professor Hans Plenert (1912 – 1997)

zugspitzbahn_henelBayerische Zugspitzbahn by Edwin Henel (1883 – 1953)

skijoring_niczkySkijöring by Rolf Niczky (1881 – 1950)

GaPa, the Garmisch-Partenkirchen tourism agency, offers an impressive collection of premium souvenir merchandise featuring apparel and accessories by Maloja and vintage poster reproductions.  Here are a few of the winter poster images. (It is only a matter of time until Kreuzeckbahn is framed and hanging in my home.)  Summer posters to follow in a few months. . .

Reproduction posters and other Garmisch-Partenkirchen merchandise may be purchased through the GaPa web store.

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There’s Always Snow in Stowe

0514©wyoung2011Flannel is all Macky Young needs for a super-late (May 14th!) spring run down Nosedive.  Photo:  Wally Young

mauer_alwayssnowVintage Poster:  Sascha Maurer, c.1950

From Swann Galleries:  One of the earliest appearances of the famous Stowe “S,” a logo which Maurer designed and which is still ubiquitously used in the Vermont town through the present day.

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