From 1894 to 1899 the artist Edward Penfield was art director for America’s premier 19th century news publication Harper’s Weekly. Influenced by French advertising posters Penfield designed a poster each month introducing the “art of the people” to the American public. In this poster Father Christmas is escorting his lovely companion to the holiday festivities. A rare and colorful 1895 vintage poster signed and dated in the matrix and in good condition. There is a horizontal pressed crease, the bottom edge is a little rough and there is a small spot missing just above the woman’s right hand.