Original C1940 Winold Reiss Native American Blackfeet Indian Poster 23" X 32" For Sale
Outstanding and very rare, original, ca1940 Winold Reiss / Native American Blackfeet Indian Chromolithograph Poster featuring a wonderful portrait of John Young Running Crane produced for the Glacier National Park in Montana. This fantastic, color lithograph Poster measures approx. 23” by 32 3/4” and features a stunningly beautiful portrait of "Running Crane" by the famous Native American Indian and Western Americana Artist Winhold Reiss.
The Poster features a full figure portrait of Running Crane seated cross legged wearing extensively beaded, traditional garb with two coup feathers in his hair and holding an eagle feather fan. The portrait was painted by Reiss between 1935 and 1940 and issued in a portfolio of small (9" by 10") lithographs that were issued as promotional piece for the Great Northern Railway. This image was also used to promote both the Railway and the Glacier National Park in Montana.
Text below the image reads "Running Crane" and "Blackfeet Indian, Glacier National Park, Montana". There is also text in the margin at the lower right that reads "Made in U.S.A." and the Poster is signed by the lithographer in the margin at the lower left - Munson Inc, Islip, N.Y.
While the Poster is undated we know that the lithographer - Munson Inc ceased operation under that name in 1954 (the firm was established in 1916) and we also know that the smaller version of this image was published in 1940. Our best guess is that this rare Poster was produced around the same time as the small portfolio was issued but we can unconditionally guarantee that the Poster was published between 1940 and 1954.
This wonderful, Winold Reiss Native American Indian Chromolithograph Poster is in near mint condition - the colors are bright, vibrant, rich and warm. There are no stains, discoloration, soiling, foxing, age toning or fading. There is no physical damage of any kind - no tears, holes, edge chipping or wear of any kind. The sheet retains its complete, original margins on all sides and will matt and frame beautifully. The Poster has been mounted on a linen backing using archival material materials and techniques. Overall this outstanding, original ca1940 Native American Blackfeet Indian Art Poster is exceptionally well presented and displays beautifully.
A stunningly beautiful and very rare, original ca1940 Winold Reiss / Native American Blackfeet Indian Chromolithograph Poster featuring a wonderful portrait of John Young Running Crane and a fantastic addition to an collection!!!
PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a reprint, reproduction, reissue, or later printing but is 100% guaranteed to be an original ca1940 Poster - published and issued approx 73 years ago.
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Original C1940 Winold Reiss Native American Blackfeet Indian Poster 23" X 32": $84