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  • Today in History: Disney’s Pinocchio released in 1940
    by Joern Weigelt on February 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: Disney’s Pinocchio released in 1940 80 years ago today, Walt Disney’s animated movie “Pinocchio,” was released. It was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, following the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Pinocchio #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday … Continue reading Today in History: Disney’s Pinocchio released in 1940 […]

  • Today on History: David Klein born in 1918
    by Joern Weigelt on February 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today on History: David Klein born in 1918 The American advertising designer would have turned 102 today! Klein is probably best known for his iconic travel posters he created for Trans World Airlines (TWA) during the 1950s and 1960s. His work has vastly grown in popularity during the last decade but many of his original … Continue reading Today on History: David Klein born in 1918 […]

  • Today in History: Planes banned from flying over White House in 1935
    by Joern Weigelt on February 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: Planes banned from flying over White House in 1935 85 years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt banned all airplanes from flying over the White House. His reasoning? Supposedly, the planes were disrupting president’s sleep. The ban is still in effect today, serving a greater purpose of national security. #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters … Continue reading Today in History: Planes banned from flying over White House in 1935 […]

  • Today in History: Andy Warhol died in 1987
    by Joern Weigelt on February 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Andy Warhol died in 1987 33 years ago today, one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century, passed away. Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a pioneer of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s and a cultural icon. Warhol studied at the … Continue reading Today in History: Andy Warhol died in 1987 […]

  • Today in History: First Polaroid Camera unveiled in 1948
    by Joern Weigelt on February 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: First Polaroid Camera unveiled in 1948 72 years ago today, the first consumer-friendly, commercial instant camera was introduced to the American market. Polaroid’s model 95 Land Camera was developed by Edwin Land. The American scientist got his idea while vacationing in Mexico in 1944 when he introduced his daughter Jennifer to the … Continue reading Today in History: First Polaroid Camera unveiled in 1948 […]

  • Today in History: Opening of the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915
    by Joern Weigelt on February 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: Opening of the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915 105 years ago today, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition opened its doors to the public. This 1915 “World’s Fair” celebrated the completion of the Panama Canal, the discovery of the Pacific Ocean 400 years prior, and San Francisco’s reconstruction following the … Continue reading Today in History: Opening of the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915 […]

  • Today in History: North German Lloyd founded in 1857
    by Joern Weigelt on February 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: North German Lloyd founded in 1857 163 years ago today, the German shipping company Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL) (North German Lloyd) was founded by Henrich Meier and Eduard Crüsemann in Bremen. NDL became one of the most important German shipping companies of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The passenger shipping line … Continue reading Today in History: North German Lloyd founded in 1857 […]

  • Today in History: 1878 Thomas Edison patents the phonograph in 1878.
    by Joern Weigelt on February 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: 1878 Thomas Edison patents the phonograph in 1878. It was the first machine able to reproduce recorded sound. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #originalposter #vintagefinds #interiordesign #vintagehome #vintagedecor #graphicdesign https://goo.gl/YC5rQA https://goo.gl/GXcrV8 […]

  • Today in History: First Ironman in Hawaii in 1978
    by Joern Weigelt on February 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: First Ironman in Hawaii in 1978 41 years ago today, the first “Ironman Triathlon” was held in Kailua-Konain, The world championship has been held annually since 1978 (with an additional race in 1982) and is preceded by a series of qualifying Ironman events. The race consists of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 … Continue reading Today in History: First Ironman in Hawaii in 1978 […]

  • Today in History: Premiere of “Madame Butterfly”
    by Joern Weigelt on February 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: Premiere of “Madame Butterfly” It was not all smooth sailing for Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly” at its world premiere at La Scala in Milan, Italy in 1904. Quite the opposite, the opening was interrupted by its hostile audience’s disapproving shouts, boos and whistles. Italian newspapers commented that “the spectacle given in … Continue reading Today in History: Premiere of “Madame Butterfly&rdquo […]