Silent Ephemera

Silent movie posters from around the world



Hamlet, Germany 1921



This post was prompted by my ogling the archives of the poster dealer plakatkontor.de. I then scrounged around expired auction listings for more. Also check out the recent popular post on Swedish posters from 1930s Hollywood (sequel in post-production).




Sherlock Holmes, 1922






Carriage No. 13, part 1: The Secrets of Paris
design by Ernst Dryden, Austria c.1916 [buy one for $19,000]






Japanese poster for Asphalt, 1929






Asphalt, 1929






Gloria Swanson in Madame Sans Gêne, 1924






Die Intriguen der Madame de la Pommeraye, Germany 1922
via plakatkontor.de






Der unsichtbare Dieb, Germany 1920
via plakatkontor.de






Birth of a Nation, Denmark






Metropolis, 1927






Heart 'O the Hills, Sweden 1919






Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, c.1919
Poster by Theo Matejko & Marcell Vértes for the Vienna premiere
via plakatkontor.de






Im Zeichen der Schuld, Austria 1918
via plakatkontor.de






Who Is Number One?, 1917







Dante's Inferno, 1924






The Kreutzer Sonata, Germany 1922
via plakatkontor.de






The Haunted Castle, Germany 1921
via plakatkontor.de






Hooked at the Alter, 1926






The Marriage Cycle, Germany 1924
via plakatkontor.de






Homo Duplex, Hungary 1917
via plakatkontor.de






Homunkulus Halála, Hungary 1916
via plakatkontor.de






Salome, 1923







The White Spider, Austria 1927
via plakatkontor.de






A Föld Embere [The man of the earth], Hungary 1917
via plakatkontor.de






The Lost World, Austria 1926
via plakatkontor.de







from United Artists Exhibitor Book, 1928-29






The Cameraman, 1928





update: from The Silent Film Posters of Peter Kocjančič (come back Ephemera Assemblyman)



Slovenian poster for J'Accuse, 1919