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    Old Gold-Petty Girl Sign (P.Lorillard Co, Circa 1939-1940). Poster (31" X 42").
    George Petty (1894-1975) was considered a ground-breaking commercial artist of the 1930s as he was one of the first artist who learned the to use the airbrush as his father owned a photography studio. At that time, the airbrush was used to retouch photos and negatives. In 1939, after his huge success with Esquire Magazine, Petty was approached by Old-Gold Cigarettes to do a campaign using his very sexy images of women known as the "Petty Girl." This lovely cardboard sign used in an establishment to advertise the cigarettes is in nice condition with a two to three inch water stain in the very bottom of the poster. There is a single tack hole in each outer border and remnants of a cardboard easel on the verso. Fine+ on Cardstock.


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