For sale is a black and white poster (actually originally a mailer issued by the Connecticut Historical Society) for an exhibition held March 16 through May 11, 1983. The subject of the exhibition was Early American Upholstery. It measures 20 inches high by 10 inches wide. The striking abstract black and white print showing needle, cloth and thread was designed by Catherine Waters.
The top of the back of the poster has a blank area for an address label (no address label on this one as it never went through the mail) and non-profit paid postage block. The text is broken into four subcategories: Tools, Materials and Apprenticeship, The Tight Seat, The Square Stitched Edge and Easy Chairs. The first section on Tools, Materials and Apprenticeship begins as follows:
"Upholsterers use few specialized tools. The most important are the regulator, the hammer, shears, curved and straight needles, the webbing stretcher, and the ripping chisel and mallet. The regulator is a needle about eight inches long, with one rounded, pointed end and one flattened blunt end." And it continues. Gorgeous graphics and nicely written advertising mailer.
Although it was never mailed, it does have creases to show where it should have been folded. And it is slightly rippled as if it had been stored rolled at some point. The lower right hand corner where the designer's name is has a crease from being folded at some point. There are slight undulations along the top edge which I think you can see in the second photo. But all in all this is in very good condition and would look great matted and framed.
Will be rolled and shipped in a tube via USPS.
Please see photos for additional condition details and don't hesitate to ask questions. Thanks for looking!