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Flamingos by Roger Tory Peterson, mint condition vintage lithograph printed in the 1940s

Flamingos by Roger Tory Peterson, mint condition vintage lithograph printed in the 1940s

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Flamingos by artist R.T. Peterson - 33" tall by 25" wide. This original Offset Lithograph was printed in 1946.

Roger Tory Peterson, the artist, the photographer, the writer, the guide who turned the skies into a cathedral for the worship of living things... [is] one of America's most talented men.

— PETER JENNINGS, ABC World News Tonight, recognizing Roger Tory Peterson as November 4th, 1994 Person of the Week.

Roger Tory Peterson was born on August 28, 1908, in Jamestown, New York. His early fascination with nature and birds was sparked in the seventh grade, when one of his teachers encouraged her entire class to join a Junior Audubon Club. Very quickly, Peterson became enamored with birds and developed a passion to identify them. This, combined with his artistic bent, led him to study at the Art Students League of New York City and later at the National Academy of Design. His artistic talents would become a cornerstone of his later work.

In 1942, Peterson formed a partnership with Quaker State Lithographing Company which would go on to facilitate the broad dissemination of his awe-inspiring early Audubonesque artworks to a vast public audience. The company founder, Gertrude Gerstel Steinberg, was impressed with his work and their partnership lasted nearly twenty years.

By producing as many as 6,000 copies of each Roger Tory Peterson painting, Steinberg’s lithography was another step in putting Peterson’s discerning eye before the American public and, in turn, making them more aware of the natural world around them.

— Victorville Daily Press, 1977                                                                             

At Pink Flamingos, we have in our new vintage inventory two of Peterson's original vintage Quaker State Lithographing Company lithographs; these are in mint condition and were printed in the 1940s:

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Just like the majority of our inventory at Pink Flamingos, this listing is vintage and has never been displayed or used. It's from limited, unopened stock sourced directly from the original manufacturer or distributer. As a result, its colors are more vibrant than those typically found in similarly aged prints, leading us to classify it as "new." Curious about new vintage? Read all about it in my blog:

Please note that this listing is for an unframed authentic, genuine old print published in the early-to-mid 20th century using quality paper and inks. It reflects the colors and styles popular in decorative accessories of that era. The patina resulting from any minor discoloration or fading is indicative of its age and contributes to its uniqueness. In order to ensure your purchase lasts a lifetime, please follow this link for care tips.

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What is "New Vintage"?

"New vintage" refers to original, vintage artwork from the early 20th century that has never been purchased, used, or displayed by a consumer. At Pink Flamingos, we offer a remarkable collection of these pristine prints, sourced directly from manufacturers. Unlike other vintage artwork that may have faded or aged over time, our "new vintage" prints retain their vibrant colors and impeccable condition. With their untouched allure, these artworks carry a unique historical value and provide collectors with an opportunity to own a piece of art history that is both rare and exceptionally well-preserved.

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