We have a large collection of original event and theatre posters offered for sale. They include advertisements for the Greenport movie theater on Front Street, the Greenport Sky-Way Drive-in on Route 25 (defunct), the John Drew Theater in East Hampton, as well as various parades, dances, and bazaars hosted by the Greenport NY Fire Department and other Greenport entities. These robust designs were either hand drawn or composed using wood type. The original posters were individually printed on manual offset platen presses one color at a time. The earliest one is from 1926.
Offered here is a “best of” collection grouped as a set of six. We made clean, sharp, archival reproductions from the originals. We shifted the colors slightly to coordinate with coastal decor.
We framed them in white, beach house-friendly wood with glass face. The framed size is 15 x 20.5 inches. As a group arranged as seen here, the overall dimension is 48 wide x 42 tall. Sold as a group of six.
Places featured in these posters are: Southold, Long Island, NY; Greenport, New York; Shelter Island, North Fork, New York; and Mattituck, NY. The North Fork is a part of Long Island, about 90 minutes from New York City. The South Fork is more familiar to most people: East Hampton, South Hampton, Montauk… “The Hamptons.”