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First Movie Poster To Be Auctioned

Posted by Dave Rosen on

Jasmine Weber of hyperallergic reports on the upcoming sale of the very first poster to advertise a public film showing.

The poster, created for the screening of a series of short films by the Lumière brothers in 1895, shows an audience crowding into a hall.

The piece is part of a Sotheby's auction featuring rare posters on August 28. The pre-auction estimate for the poster is about $50,000 to $60,000 USD.

Lumiere brothers poster


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