The Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection in the RIT Library contains examples of posters by the American artist Edward Penfield, 1866-1925. The posters were created for Harper's Magazine and date from 1896 to 1899.

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  • Harper's June 

    Penfield, Edward (Harper and Brothers, 1897)
    Poster for Harper's June 1897 issue. Commercial lithograph. The poster depicts an outdoor grassy expanse with a woman in gown and hat reading a book while walking toward a wooden rocker. With her is a small spotted dog ...
  • Harper's July 

    Penfield, Edward (Harper and Brothers, 1896)
    Poster for Harper's July 1896 issue. The poster depicts a standing woman in a blue patterned dress and flowered hat holding a closed parasol.
  • Martian by DuMaurier, The 

    Penfield, Edward (Harper and Brothers, 1897)
    Poster for George Du Maurier's novel "The Martian", published by Harper & Brothers in 1897. The poster depicts a bearded man leaning out of a window, looking at the sky while raising his arms.
  • Harper's January 

    Penfield, Edward (Harper and Brothers, 1898)
    The poster depicts a woman in hat (on left) facing contents information. On Cover: Roden's Corner / a novel by Henry Seton Merriman, illustrated by T. de Thulstrup -- A group of players / by Laurence Hutton, with unpublished ...
  • Harper's February 

    Penfield, Edward (Harper and Brothers, 1898)
    Poster for Harper's 1898 February issue. The poster depicts a seated man in profile holding book. A black and white cat in profile faces outward. There is a calendar page for February on wall behind the man.
  • Harper's July 

    Penfield, Edward (Harper and Brothers, 1897)
    Poster for Harper's July 1897 issue. The poster depicts a man and woman in adjacent steamer chairs. Both are in outerwear with lap blankets, holding closed books. Penfield was married in April 1897--the couple is thought ...
  • Harper's Christmas 

    Penfield, Edward (Harper and Brothers, 1896)
    Poster for Harper's Christmas 1896 issue. The poster depicts a woman in a red dress, with hat and muff, standing in front of a shop window with a wreath hanging in it. A small dog accompanies her.
  • Harper's May 

    Penfield, Edward (Harper and Brothers, 1899)
    Poster for Harper's May 1899 issue. Poster depicts eight flower pots with daffodils in bloom.
  • Harper's August 

    Penfield, Edward (Harper and Brothers, 1897)
    Poster for the August 1897 issue of Harper's. The poster depicts a woman in a dark blue coat holding a closed book. There is an emblem on her jacket sleeve. Four houses are in the background; a sedan chair is immediately ...