Our Regular Hours:
TUES — SAT: 12-6pm


All our posters are original lithographic advertising pieces, 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 collectible subjects available at the gallery include food, wine and spirits, travel, exhibition, transport and entertainment. 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.

Please call us if you have any questions, need details, or simply want to know more about posters in general.

Gail Chisholm was the inaugural President of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association at its inception in 1996. She specialized in original posters for over 40 years in New York and abroad. A beloved poster enthusiast she educated and aided new and seasoned collectors alike to find and love vintage posters. In July of 2017 we lost Gail to cancer and miss her dearly.

You can read her obituary here, written by Robert Chisholm, her brother and Suzanne Chisholm, her niece.

Alfra Martini has been working with Chisholm Gallery for 10 years. Coming from a background in poster conservation (8 years) and graphic design, she brings a unique expertise to the gallery.

Melissa Walker has worked with the gallery for 2 years. She has a background in printmaking and a love of design.

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 made by cash, check, MasterCard and Visa. Posters are shipped well packed and insured, via FEDEX. Shipping charges within the continental US varies between $20-$30, depending on destination and value. We ship worldwide and international costs will vary depending on country. Please email for rates.

Our return policy: We do not accept decorative returns. However, 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.
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