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Bookplate of Edward Penfield

Bookplate of artist Edward Penfield (1866-1925) from between c. 1900 and 1925. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LOC #LC-DIG-ppmsca-15528.

Okay, I admit it, I am behind in my posts. Terribly terribly behind. I will not give you any excuses, only a promise to try and do better.

I found a series of bookplates of famous people in the Library of Congress digital collections, and really enjoyed some of them. So I will share a few over the next few days, along with some other files. [Just for variety!]

Edward Penfield (1866-1925) was an American illustrator, who was a pioneer in American poster art. He was also a major influence and developer of American graphic design. He was born in Brooklyn in 1866. As a young artist, he was hired by Harper’s Weekly, a leading news magazine of the era. He eventually became art director of the magazine.

His posters popularized poster art in America, much the way artists like Alphonse Mucha did for European poster art. He was known for simplified lines and bold colors. He died in 1925.



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