A Golden Age of Poster Design: Magazine Posters from the 1890s

 

A Golden Age of Poster Design: Magazine Posters from the 1890s
On view
Feb. 1 – July 9

 

Discover the beauty of antique posters and their role in advertising. Advertising long relied on handbills and posters, but improvements to lithographic printing in the 1880s meant publishers could inexpensively reproduce colorful artwork. The new artistic possibilities prompted an international poster craze and elevated graphic design to a fine art.

Magazines, a popular source of entertainment at the time, were among the many products advertised through posters. In this exhibit, explore stunning American examples from a golden age of poster design from beloved magazines like Harper’s Monthly and bygone publications like Lippincott’s and The Century from a private local collection.


Above: Edward Penfield poster advertising the August 1896 issue of
Harper’s Monthly featuring a new story by Mark Twain. Right: Edward Potthast poster advertising the July 1896 issue of The Century.

Day Camp for Kids: Life in 1914

Tuesday or Wednesday: Mar. 28 or Mar. 29
9am – 12:30pm

Admission: Members $25
Non-members $35

Children ages 8 – 12 are invited for an entertaining and educational half-day camp. Campers will go back in time and behind the scenes to experience what life was like 100 years ago through engaging, hands-on activities.

Reservations and prepayment are required due to demand. Please call 503.823.3624 to make a reservation.

The History of Chocolate

Thursday, Apr. 6, Friday, Apr. 7, or Saturday, Apr. 8 EVENT FULL
6pm-9pm at Pittock Mansion

Lecture & tasting begin at 6:30pm

Free for members and one guest
RSVP required

Originating in the Amazon Basin of South America, chocolate has been a part of the human diet for over 3,500 years. Chocolate excites and delights us today in a variety ways, yet most people do not know that we drank our chocolate as a flavored beverage up until the end of the 19th century.

Join us for an evening with AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate and experience the surprising history, the many flavors, and the rich depths of one of America’s favorite treats.

This is a members-only event. Become a member today!

Space for this free event is limited, RSVPs required. To RSVP, please call 503.823.3624 or email bfuller@pittockmansion.org. EVENT FULL

Behind the Scenes Tour

Apr. 22 at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm

Admission: Members $7*
Non-members $19*

*Reservations and prepayment are required due to demand.
The Behind the Scenes Tour is not recommended for children under 10.

If you ever wondered, “What’s behind that door?” while visiting Portland’s historic Pittock Mansion, take our Behind the Scenes Tour!

On Behind the Scenes Tours mansion guides lead small groups through areas of the mansion not ordinarily open to the public during regular tours.

This special tour explores underground hallways that lead to the original furnace room, vault, electrical panels, and elevator maintenance room. The tour also will examine the early 20th-century innovations incorporated when the home was built in 1914 by the forward-thinking industrialist and Oregonian publisher Henry Pittock and his wife Georgiana.

The tour then winds up the servants’ stairs to the mansion’s third floor, which is rarely open to visitors. Third-floor rooms include Henry Pittock’s private den, storage rooms, and the servants’ bedrooms and bathroom. Visitors also get to enjoy the view from the third-floor terrace.

These special tours are offered in addition to the mansion’s regularly scheduled tours. Visitors are encouraged to take both tours. The Behind the Scenes Tour takes about 45 minutes. Regular public tours last about an hour.

Call 503.823.3624 to make a reservation.

Behind the Scenes Tour

May 27 at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm

Admission: Members $7*
Non-members $19*

*Reservations and prepayment are required due to demand.
The Behind the Scenes Tour is not recommended for children under 10.

If you ever wondered, “What’s behind that door?” while visiting Portland’s historic Pittock Mansion, take our Behind the Scenes Tour!

On Behind the Scenes Tours mansion guides lead small groups through areas of the mansion not ordinarily open to the public during regular tours.

This special tour explores underground hallways that lead to the original furnace room, vault, electrical panels, and elevator maintenance room. The tour also will examine the early 20th-century innovations incorporated when the home was built in 1914 by the forward-thinking industrialist and Oregonian publisher Henry Pittock and his wife Georgiana.

The tour then winds up the servants’ stairs to the mansion’s third floor, which is rarely open to visitors. Third-floor rooms include Henry Pittock’s private den, storage rooms, and the servants’ bedrooms and bathroom. Visitors also get to enjoy the view from the third-floor terrace.

These special tours are offered in addition to the mansion’s regularly scheduled tours. Visitors are encouraged to take both tours. The Behind the Scenes Tour takes about 45 minutes. Regular public tours last about an hour.

Call 503.823.3624 to make a reservation.

 

Hours

Feb. – June 11am – 4pm Daily
July – Sept. 4 10am – 5pm Daily
Sept. 5 – Dec. 31 11am – 4pm Daily
Thanksgiving Day CLOSED
Christmas Day CLOSED
January CLOSED

 

Admission

Members FREE
Adults $10.00
Seniors (65+) $9.00
Youth (ages 6–18) $7.00
Children under 6 FREE

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