"In Prague the first poster worthy of the (city's) name was that of Hynais
from the 'Ethnographic Exposition of 1895." (Weil
The text explains that the Exposition celebrates people and country,
language, songs, dances, costumes and customs, architecture, popular art, etc.
from Prague in the 16th century. As well, a lottery to garner interest is announced,
tickets 1 crown, main price 25,000 crowns.
The detail of the three lifelike
figures, clad in traditional Czech clothing, is striking. Combined with the elaborate
patterned Czech designs, along the top and bottom, creates a wonderfully interesting
poster. It beckons us to follow the outstretched hand of the caped central figure,
to attend this exposition in the summer of 1895.