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  • Today in History: First Picasso Exhibit in 1901
    by Joern Weigelt on June 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: First Picasso Exhibit in 1901 117 years ago today, Galerie Vollard in Paris opened the first exhibition of the 18-year-old Spanish painter, Pablo Picasso. The initial response was far from enthusiastic. Two art critics suggested that the artist’s style was overly influenced by French painters. Picasso’s early work was inspired by artists … Continue reading Today in History: First Picasso Exhibit in 1901 […]

  • Today is National Pralines Day
    by Joern Weigelt on June 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Today is National Pralines Day Observed annually on June 24th, National Pralines Day honors the praline, a confection made from nuts (whether in whole pieces or ground) and sugar syrup. Pralines may also refer to any chocolate cookie containing the ground powder of nuts. Inquiries about this original, vintage poster at posters@posterconnection.com #Pralines #VintagePoster #VintagePosters … Continue reading Today is National Pralines Day […]

  • Today is Typewriter Day
    by Joern Weigelt on June 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today is Typewriter Day 150 years ago today, on June 23, 1868, the patent for the typewriter was granted to American inventor Christopher Latham Sholes. While many people had been working on different prototypes of typewriters before 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes’ machine was the first one to be commercially marketed. Known as the Sholes and … Continue reading Today is Typewriter Day […]

  • Today in History: Mercedes becomes a registered brand name in 1902
    by Joern Weigelt on June 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Mercedes becomes a registered brand name in 1902 116 years ago today, German automobile manufacturer Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) registered “Mercedes” as a brand name (gaining full legal protection in September). The name was born out of a partnership between DMG founder, Gottlieb Daimler, and Austrian diplomat, Emil Jellinek, who ran a profitable business … Continue reading Today in History: Mercedes becomes a registered brand name in 1902 […]

  • Today in History: The 33 RPM LP was introduced in 1948
    by Joern Weigelt on June 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: The 33 RPM LP was introduced in 1948 70 years ago today, Columbia Records introduced the 33 1/3 rpm microgroove record album. In many ways this invention gave birth to the modern pop album. Of course, all kinds of albums were (and still are) released as vinyl records, but pop albums were … Continue reading Today in History: The 33 RPM LP was introduced in 1948 […]

  • Welcome, Summer! Today is the First Day of Summer !
    by Joern Weigelt on June 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Welcome, Summer! Today is the First Day of Summer ! Inquiries about this original, vintage poster at posters@posterconnection.com #Summer #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #originalposter #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #vintagefinds #interiordesign #vintagehome #vintagedecor #designporn https://goo.gl/YC5rQA https://goo.gl/GXcrV8 […]

  • Today in History: The German Parliament moves to Berlin in 1991
    by Joern Weigelt on June 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: The German Parliament moves to Berlin in 1991 Bonn had been the capital of West Germany until the country’s reunification in 1990. The “Hauptstadtbeschluss” (capital decision) stipulated that the seat of government and the parliament also be moved to the “new” capital Berlin. #Berlin #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #originalposter #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign … Continue reading Today in History: The German Parliament moves to Berlin in 1991 […]

  • Today in History: The “red telephone” is instituted in 1963
    by Joern Weigelt on June 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: The “red telephone” is instituted in 1963 The hotline between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was established following Cuban Missile Crisis. Contrary to popular belief, communications between the two superpowers occurred mostly via teletype or fax. #telephone #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #originalposter #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday … Continue reading Today in History: The “red telephone” is instituted in 1963 […]

  • Today in History: Max Schmeling beats Joe Lewis in 1936
    by Joern Weigelt on June 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Max Schmeling beats Joe Lewis in 1936 Surprise? Sensation? 82 years ago today, famed former world champion Max Schmeling beat the previously undefeated American heavyweight Joe Louis by a knockout in round twelve at sold-out Yankee Stadium in New York. Schmeling became the new world heavyweight champion but would lose the title … Continue reading Today in History: Max Schmeling beats Joe Lewis in 1936 […]

  • Today in History: The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York in 1885
    by Joern Weigelt on June 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York in 1885 130 years ago today, the dismantled Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean from France in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The statue was a gift of friendship to the … Continue reading Today in History: The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York in 1885 […]