Das Plakat: Mitteilungen des Vereins der Plakatfreunde

Das Plakat: Zeitschrift des Vereins der Plakatfreunde e.V.
Das Plakat: Zeitschrift des Vereins der Plakatfreunde e.V. für Kunst in der Reklame

Illustrated by Lucian Bernhard (German, 1883–1972), Illustrated by Ludwig Hohlwein (German, 1874–1949), Illustrated by Valentin Zietara (German, 1883–1935), Illustrated by Fritz Rumpf (German, 1888–1949), Illustrated by Erich Gruner (German, born in 1882), Illustrated by William Nicholson (English, 1872–1949), Illustrated by Julius Gipkens (German, born in 1883), Illustrated by Mihály Biró (Hungarian, 1886–1949), Illustrated by Ottokar Stáfl (Czech, 1884–1945), Illustrated by Walter Buhe (German, 1882–1958), Illustrated by Oskar Hermann Werner Hadank (German, born in 1889), Illustrated by Walter Kampmann (German, born in 1887), Illustrated by Eric Rohman (German, 20th century), Illustrated by Jules Chéret (French, 1836–1932), Illustrated by Lucian Zabel (German, born in 1893), Publisher Verein der Plakatfreunde (German, early 20th century), Publisher Verlag Max Schildberger, about 1914

Place of Publication: Berlin, Germany


Overall (each issue approx.): 28.9 x 22.9 x 0.6 cm (11 3/8 x 9 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated periodical with color lithographs, photo-mechanical illustations, and letterpress

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Berlin: Verein der Plakatfreunde, 1914-1921) Quarto, 27 issues; vol. 5 (1914), nos. 1-6 plus two special issues; vol. 6 (1915), nos. 1-6, plus two special issues; vol. 11 (1920), no. 1; vol. 12 (1921), nos. 1-9; original publisher’s pictorial wrappers (vol. 5 issues in original publisher’s pictorial portfolio.

Illustrations of posters.

Berlin: Verein der Plakatfreunde, 1914-1921


Eugen H. Petersen, New York [see note]; from Petersen to an anonymous donor, Boston; 1993 gift of an anonymous donor to the MFA. (Accession date: September 22, 1993)

Eugen H. Petersen was a professor at Pratt Art Institute. According to the anonymous donor, Mr. Petersen owned the group of 27 issues of the periodical Das Plakat for over seventy years.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Eugen H. Petersen