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    New Zealand Travel Poster (W.A.G.Skinner, Circa 1920). Poster (25" X 39.75").
    This original New Zealand travel poster was designed by the Department of Tourist and Health Resorts and printed "by authority of W A G Skinner, Government Printer, Wellington" circa 1920. "Haere Mai" means "Welcome" in the language of the country's indigenous people, the Maori. In vibrant color, this stone litho poster most likely depicts a scene from the geothermal areas near Rotorua on the country's North Island. A Maori mother and child smile warmly out to the viewer as a woman lowers food into a boiling pool. A traditional wharenui (meeting house) can be seen in the background, along with an erupting geyser. A rare find for travel poster enthusiasts, this poster is in highly presentable condition. Only small tears in the top border with archival tape on the verso, horizontal creasing, and a bottom right and left corner bend can be noted. Rolled, Very Fine-.


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