Chisholm Gallery Vintage Posters



Chisholm Gallery is located at:

325 ½ West 16th Street New York City, NY 10011.

Gallery Hours, Fall 2015:
TUES, WED, THURS: 12-7pm
FRI & SAT: 12-6pm
SUN: 1-5pm

For Labor Day Holiday we will be closed for the week of:
Friday Sept 4th to Thursday Sept 10th
Re-opening on Friday Sept 11th
(But we will still be checking emails periodically)

Click here to view our address using Google Maps.


Chisholm Gallery, established by Gail Chisholm in the 1970's in Greenwich Village, is currently located on a charming side street in the West Chelsea area of NYC.

Gail Chisholm was the inaugural President of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association at its inception in 1996. She has been specializing in original posters for over 25 years in New York and abroad, featuring such prominent artists as Cappiello, Robys, Herve Morvan, Colin, Fix-Masseau, Leupin, Carlu, Tamagno, Broders, Francis Bernard, Cassandre, Penfield, Dorival, Constant-Duval, Jean d'Ylen, Eric and Savignac. Some notable collectable subjects available at the gallery include food, wine and spirits, travel, exhibition, transport and entertainment.

Alfra Martini has been working with Chisholm Gallery for 6 years. Coming from a background in poster conservation (8 years) and graphic design, she brings a unique expertise to the gallery.

All our posters are original lithographic advertising pieces. Created for street postings and intended to last a few colorful weeks, these are the exceptions that have survived thanks to printers and early collector enthusiasts! Major influences on poster prices are artist, condition, subject matter and rarity. Most posters listed have been archivally mounted on museum paper and then on linen to maintain their excellent condition, however, a few are listed as un-backed. In our gallery, many of the posters are one of a kind, while we have duplicates of others. Prices reflect the rarity and replaceability of each piece.

Though our online gallery is an excellent representation of our inventory, it is ever-changing as we continually buy and sell, and stock over 3000 original posters. Since it is impossible to show every piece we have, we are happy to search our inventory for a specific poster, genre, period, or subject in your price range. Please call us if you have any questions, need details, or simply want to know more about posters in general. Or perhaps you are still looking for that one elusive piece you saw in a window twenty years ago and haven't seen since!

Some interesting historical facts . . .

1979: US Food Administration posters of WWI/WWII food conservation
1986: Leonetto Cappiello posters by the father of modern design, 1898-1938
1994: Poster Art of the British Railway
1996: Leonetto Cappiello posters by the father of modern advertising
1998: Francis Bernard graphic design and photo montage
1999: L’Invitation Au Voyage French travel posters, 1910-1940
1999: Mather Work Incentive Posters with John Heller
2000: Affichette point of purchase advertising posters
2001: Atomic Age Design mid-century modern posters
2002: A.M. Cassandre and the French avante-garde posters
2002: Leisure Time posters relating to summer pleasures
2003: From Bloom to Harvest, Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
2004: Peace Signs - Posters of the Anti War Movement
Summer 2015: Around the World in 80 Posters

Fall 2008: The Chisholm Zoo - Animals in Advertising
Fall 2009: David Klein: Show Time
Winter 2010: Indoor Winter Pastimes
Spring 2011: The Mad Man Era
Summer 2011: Here Comes the Sun
Fall 2012: Homage to the Glorious Grape!
Spring 2013: American Advertising in Miniature
Spring 2014: The Joy of Cooking!
Summer 2014: Danish Posters
Summer 2015: Around the World in 80 Posters

1975-1985: 277 West 4th Street, NYC 10014
1985-1994: 43 Greenwich Ave., NYC 10014
1994-2003: 55 West 17th Street, 6th Floor NYC 10011
2003-2009: 56 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor NYC 10010
2009-present: 325 1/2 West 16th Street, NYC 10011

Payment for posters can be by check, MasterCard and Visa. Posters are shipped well packed and insured, via UPS. Shipping charges varies between $20-$30 in the US, depending on destination and value. We ship worldwide. Our return policy: If a poster purchased from us is not as we have described, you have 6 days to return it to us for a refund or exchange. Don't hesitate to call or write us if you have any questions.