Seuss Flit Bug Spray advertising illustration painting. THIS IS NOT A PRINT. This is an actual, hand painted advertising piece by Dr.The artwork is painted on heavy illustration board and the image size is 5 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. The artwork is in excellent condition, and has been professionally framed for the last 35+ years out of direct light. The colors are much brighter in person. The second picture is of the label from the illustration board on the back. As you can see, this is vintage board, not modern.
I have owned this artwork for over 40 years. Seuss artwork in 1977 from a person who had worked with the artist in Springfield, Massachusetts. This is my last one, and the only full color piece.Some of the other pieces were signed Dr. Seuss, but this one is not. In 1928, Flit, then marketed by a newly formed subsidiary of Jersey Standard, Stanco Incorporated, became the subject of a very successful long running advertising campaign. Theodor Seuss Geisel created the artwork for this campaign, years before he started writing the children's books that made him famous as Dr. The ads typically showed people threatened by whimsical, menacing insect-like creatures that would look familiar to fans of Dr. Seuss's later work and contained the tagline Quick, Henry, the Flit!
" This advertising campaign continued for 17 years and made "Quick, Henry, the Flit! A popular catchphrase in the United States. The original Flit product, invented by chemist Dr. Nelson and launched in 1923 and mainly intended for killing flies and mosquitoes, was mineral oil based and manufactured by the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey before the company, now part of ExxonMobil, renamed itself first Esso and later Exxon.
This is the real deal, one of a kind Seuss original. Partial trades may be considered for original comic book/ comic strip artwork or CGC graded comic books. Our retail stores in Portland and Windham, Maine have been in business since 1987. Seuss Theodor Geisel ORIGINAL FLIT AD ILLUSTRATION PAINTING- not a print" is in sale since Friday, March 15, 2019.
This item is in the category "Art\Art Drawings". The seller is "casablanca_comics" and is located in Portland, Maine.This item can be shipped to United States.