Library and Archives Canada Miscellaneous Poster Collection [graphic material]

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    • Library and Archives Canada Miscellaneous Poster Collection
      Library and Archives Canada Miscellaneous Poster Collection
  • Collection includes:
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    Place of creation:
    ca. 3170 reproductions and prints : photomechanical prints, serigraphs and lithographs ; various dimensions.
    Scope and content:
    This collection is comprised of posters encompassing advertising from both federal, provincial and municipal governments; private companies; private collectors; designers; and from other sources. Included are posters from Canada Post; Health Canada; the Organizing Committee for the XXI Olympiad in Montreal (1976 Olympics); Public Archives of Canada; National Library of Canada, Bank of Canada (Canada Savings Bonds) and other federal government departments and agencies; First and Second World War propaganda posters; British Columbia Department of Tourism; Ontario College of Art; University of Toronto; Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire; Andrew Merrilees; designers Guy Lalumière, Vittorio Fiorucci, Rollande Goudreault, Denis Ducharme, and Couthuran Inc.; foreign travel and film posters; posters for sporting events and cultural events such as festivals and theatrical performances; and various early Canadian broadsides and posters, such as a William Lyon Mackenzie proclamation; a Simcoe, Ontario farm sale; two posters for John McCrae's In Flanders Fields; a poster for a Chinese hand laundry; and circus posters.
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    Finding aid:
    (Paper) List of posters is available in accession file 1983-33. (90 90: Open)

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    Custodial history:
    The material within this collection was acquired in a varity of manners, including transfers to the former National Archives Picture Division, direct gifts to the institution, and purchases.
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    Related control no.:
    1972-114 PIC
    1983-033 PIC
    1984-004 PIC
    Other accession no.:
    1984-004 PIC
    1983-033 PIC
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