Thursday, December 25, 2008


Ernest Haskell (1876-1925), a Connecticut native who briefly attended art school in Boston and late in his life summered in Maine, made this Christmas poster for the New York magazine Truth in 1896. International Poster Gallery in Boston, which is selling the poster, contends that it “is possibly the first ski poster ever created. It shows an early technique for turning, where a single pole was used to brake to a stop, and the skis then stepped around.”

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has a large collection of Haskell’s work – mainly fine art prints inspired by Rembrandt – which can be viewed here.


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