The Backwoodsman
FES Title: Poster for “The Backwoodsman”
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Date: 05/09/1901
Size: 18″H x 13″W
Medium: peninkwash-on-paper
Type: illustration, poster
Published: Stanley, H.A. The Backwoodsman. New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1902: cover, poster.
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Drexel University Museum. Frank E. Schoonover at Drexel: Illustration and the Academic Tradition 1892-1903. Philadelphia: Drexel University: 1986: 51.
caption: 50. The Backwoodsman

Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1986 FES Drexel (catalog); 1998 Biggs.
Comments: TP 10/25/01; index; edit
The size and medium were extracted from the 1986 Drexel exhibition catalog.
Commentary: Posters were a popular advertising format in the early 1900’s, and advertisers looked to the illustrators for images. The Backwoodsman was the first of several posters incorporating Schoonover’s work. This was the only one completely designed by the artist. (archives)
Provenance: Estate of artist to private collection