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Dartmouth Winter Carnival Posters

By Richard Sheaff

Dartmouth’s annual Winter Carnival has been a major celebration since 1911. It is a long weekend filled with ski competitions, hockey games, a dogsled race, ski jumping (in years past), skating, parties, ice sculptures, receptions, talks . . . all sorts of events. I once met (twice) and talked with Johnny Cash when an episode of the show “Hootenanny” was filmed here, one Winter Carnival many moons ago.

Each year a new Winter Carnival poster is created. A detailed discussion of the subject can be found at:

These Dartmouth Winter Carnival posters offer a special retrospective of 20th-century graphic design. Posters, like clothing, can offer a sense of a time and a place. They can be indicators of cultural history.