Today is Monkey Day!

Today is Monkey Day!

Quit monkeying around and take a moment to participate in this celebration of all things simian. Did you know that there are three distinct types of simian primates? Familiar species like baboons and macaques are classified as Old World Monkeys. Capuchins and howler monkeys are New World Monkeys, and chimpanzees and gorillas are Apes. There are currently 264 known monkey species in the world. To celebrate Monkey Day, dress in your favorite monkey attire, share your favorite monkey photo with your friends, or donate to your favorite monkey charity. While you’re at it, don’t forget to indulge in some mischievous monkey business! For more ideas, visit the official Monkey Day website. (Source: http://www.punchbowl.com)

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Today in History: Siemens born in 1816

Today in History: Siemens born in 1816

German inventor, industrialist and founder of the electrical and telecommunications company Siemens was born on this day, 201 years ago.

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Today in History: Mihaly Biro born in 1886

Today in History: Mihaly Biro born in 1886

131 years ago today, Mihaly Biro, arguably the most important internationally known Hungarian poster designer, was born. Biro is widely considered to be the founder of the illustrated political poster and his creations between the wars spread far beyond the borders of his home country.

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Today in History: First Polaroid Camera unveiled in 1948

Today in History: First Polaroid Camera unveiled in 1948

68 years ago today, the first consumer-friendly, commercial instant camera was introduced to the American market. Polaroid’s model 95 Land Camera was developed by Edwin Land. The American scientist got his idea while vacationing in Mexico in 1944 when he introduced his daughter Jennifer to the basic principles of photography. Inspired by his daughter’s question why the images taken with the camera could not be seen immediately, Land spent his remaining vacation working on a preliminary design and concept for an instant camera. In November 1947, the businessman presented his new invention at the annual meeting of the “American Optical Society.” Although dismissed by most of his peers as a gimmick, the first Polaroid camera hit the market only one year later. By 1956, Polaroid had sold one million instant cameras. Today, that number has grown to over 165 million.

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Today in History: First Mercedes Test Drive in 1900

Today in History: First Mercedes Test Drive in 1900

117 years ago today, the first Mercedes was taken for its maiden drive in Cannstatt, Germany. The car was specially built for its buyer, Emil Jellinek, an entrepreneur with a passion for luxury cars. Jellinek had ordered cars from Daimler in the late 1890s and sold them to high society customers. But he also used them in racing events, entering them using the pseudonym “Mercedes,” the name of his elder daughter. In 1900, Jellinek entered an agreement with Daimler to sell a new line of 4-cylinder automobiles suggesting they be called Mercedes. The first Mercedes was test driven on November 22 and delivered in December of 1900. Two years later, the Mercedes brand name registered legally.

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Today in History: Ludwig Sütterlin dies in 1917

Today in History: Ludwig Sütterlin dies in 1917

100 years ago today, German graphic designer Ludwig Sütterlin (1865–1917) died. Sütterlin created the now famous poster for the Berlin Industrial Exhibition of 1896. The artist is best known, however, for designing the old German handwriting script (Sütterlin script or Sütterlin). In 1911, Sütterlin was commissioned by the Prussian Ministry for Culture to create a modern handwriting script that would set a basis for school children. His script of wide curves and sharp angles was taught in German schools from 1915 to 1941 (it became a national standard in 1934).

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Just in: 1940s PKZ Poster by Numa Walter Rick

Just in: here is a stunning, pastel-colored Swiss poster for the fashion store PKZ, designed by Numa Walter Rick (Rickenbacher) in 1946. Look for it in our spring 2018 auction.

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