If you're a person that enjoys the look and style of vintage advertising, you really need to check out Free Vintage Posters. The site delivers exactly what the name would suggest: A wealth of wonderful old posters designed for advertising food, films, far-off destinations, amazing performances, and public awareness campaigns. All of the posters are available to download for free in high-resolution printable poster files. It’s pretty awesome. Here are 11 of my favorites.
1. An advertisement for Barnum & Bailey's Circus, circa 1898.
2. A poster enticing people to visit the Chicago World's Fair, circa 1934.
3. A Saul Bass-designed poster for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, circa 1958.
4. Army recruitment poster designed by James Montgomery Flagg, circa 1917.
5. Advertisement for Scott Marble's book, circa 1896.
6. Poster for Cocaine Fiends—also called The Pace that Kills—circa 1935. Watch the movie here.
7. Public Announcement Poster created by Robert Lachenmann through the WPA Federal Work Project, circa 1936 or 1937.
8. Parks advertisement by artist Dorothy Waugh, circa 1930.
9. Advertisement for Harry Houdini's show, circa 1909.
10. Vintage Public Health Poster, created as part of the WPA Federal Art Project, circa 1936 or 1937.
11. Movie poster for Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, circa 1931.