Wallpapers and images showing vintage posters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Posters are used to promote things and many years ago, before the invasion of television into people’s homes, they were a vital and important way to communicate with the public about your product or service. Posters would feature adverts for exhibitions, fashion shows films, clubs, restaurants, alcohol, railways and many other things. Many of the older posters would be separately hand painted and are today highly valuable. Some of the posters in Paris were drawn by famous painters who lived in Paris at the time and needed extra money. This may seem surprising but one must remember that many painters were very poor. Many artists that are now famous and whose works sell for millions of dollars, struggled to sell their art when they were alive and so needed extra work to supplement their incomes.
All the images, backgrounds and wallpapers featuring vintage posters in this collection are completely free to download and use for your personal pleasure on your computing devices. These may include your phone, tablet, laptop, computer or all of the above. They are not to be used for business or promotional purposes.