Charleston Consolidated Railway Isle of Palms Poster

Framed travel poster advertising the Isle of Palms in Charleston, SC, advertised by the Charleston Consolidated Railway Co. This railway dates from the late 1800s into the early 1900s and by the style of graphics this piece dates fairly early. Excellent nautical themes along the left border show shrimp, crab and fish with netting, boating and fishing implements. Main vignette shows an attractive woman posing against a beach background. The Charleston Museum has in its holdings another poster advertising Isle of Palms by way of the Charleston Consolidated Railway. That piece, which has a different design, and the poster offered here, are likely the only two survivors of that old advertising campaign. Poster has significant water staining and soiling with some tearing at the top left. Marked at bottom American Bank Note Company New York. Piece is signed in the field by Eola Willis a prominent artist in Charleston during the period and one of the foremost female artists in the area during that time. Size: 23.75" x 29.75" (framed)

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