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    Sale 2524 | Lot 161
    Price Realized: $7,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2524 Lot 161

      ERVINE METZL (1899-1963) EVANSTON LIGHTHOUSE / BY THE ELEVATED LINES. 1923.
      41 3/4x28 inches, 106x71 cm. Illinois Litho. Co., Chicago.
      Condition A-: minor restoration along printer's creases in image and along vertical and horizontal folds.
      Influenced by the cut-out style of Britain's Beggarstaff Brothers, Metzl's posters stood out from those of other young graphic designers working for the Chicago rapid transit and train campaigns. He went on to become a prolific illustrator and author of a 1963 book The Poster. He was also appointed head of the first Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, established to advise the Postmaster General on improving the design and colors of American stamps. Built in 1873, the Gross Point Lighthouse in northern Evanston marked dangerous, shallow waters to those approaching Chicago on Lake Michigan. rare.

      Estimate $6,000 - 9,000


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $7,000