Special Collections

The Pierce Archive is pleased to offer ten new branded collections from our portfolio


Alice’s Wonderland;  Lewis Carroll may have written a classic but his artist, John Tenniel, brought the world of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to life.  His art, in addition to other artists, define the classic tale and are well represented in this collection.


The Peter Driben Pin-Up Portfolio;  A Collection of 1950’s pin-up art by one of the top pin-up artists of the 20th century.


The Quiet Reel; Silent film posters were an art form to themes.  Primarily acquired from the Pathe archive, the collection represents early cinema at its best.


The Nihon No Sekai Collection;  Japanese prints were printed to be disposable and were even used to wrap shipments of dinner plates overseas.  Now these collections and famous artists have been aggregated into one collection.  Art by Hiroshige, Hokusai, Utamaro as well as the newpaper clipping on the Russo-Japanese war and local crimes.


Klimt’s Ladies in Gold;  A collection of Gustav Klimt, the Austrian symbolist painter and member of the Vienna Secession movement.  His notoriety increased after the Nazi’s looted art was returned to the families from whom the paintings were stolen.


The First Editions;  Literary lovers can now enjoy the book cover art of their favorite authors.  Hemmingway, Buck, Twain, and Poe are only a sample of the great works included in this collection.


Brewery Town;  Prohibition created an even greater demand for alcohol.  The many brands of beers, wines, and liquors all fought for name recognition by labels and advertising.  This collection contains hundreds of defunct brands and the ads used to promote them.


Baum’s Wonderful World of Oz;  Illustrator W.W. Denslow gave life to the novels of L. Frank Baum.  The Land of Oz series of books each contained many excellent illustrations by Denslow, as well as others, are now available.  Meet the Giant Horse of Oz, or Tik-Tok, and Kabumpo.


Audubon’s Friends of a Feather;  The celebrated naturalist and illustrator John James Audubon created giant portfolios such as “Birds of America.”  His extensive collection of animals is now available individually.


The Tovarish Kollectiv;  Upon the fall of the Soviet Union, state sponsored art lost its financial support and its purpose.  Praising the workers and the leaders like Lenin and Stalin was no longer important.  The art, however, speaks volumes.  The collection contains art from the Tsarist period through the second World War.