Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Globe Poster Collection

Collection ID:
Globe Poster Printing Corporation
Physical Description:
3 Items
33 x 22 inches.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection, which dates from 1991-1992, includes three concert posters created by the Globe Poster Printing Corporation. Happy New Year Connection--The Mighty Sparrow--with the best Ethiopian Reggae band--Gizzae formerly Dallol and Rhythm Factor at The Citadel--1991; Martin Luther King, Jr., Day concert, 92 featuring Mint Condition--Chris Walker at Cramton Auditorium, Howard University, 1992; and Rare Essence--Pleasure--Pump Blenders at Capital City Pavilion, 1992.

Globe Poster Printing Corporation, based in East Baltimore, Md., has told the story of American music and entertainment through bright and iconic posters since 1929. They began printing posters for movie theaters, vaudeville acts, burlesque houses, and carnivals. The company became a source for performers announcing their tours especially R&B, soul, jazz, and rock performers as well as hip hop, funk and go-go acts. The printing company was run by the Cicero family for nearly 40 of its 81 years. In 2010 the business closed and the collection of posters, ephemera, and other materials were acquired by Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2011.

Jennifer Morris
Processing Information
Processing and machine-readable finding aid completed by Jennifer Morris, 2019.

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Preferred Citation
Globe Poster collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Musicians Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Concerts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington (D.C.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020