Damsleth, Harald

1937 Vintage Norwegian Travel Poster, Bright Summer Nights of Norway

$1,400.00
  • 1937 Vintage Norwegian Travel Poster, Bright Summer Nights of Norway

Damsleth, Harald

1937 Vintage Norwegian Travel Poster, Bright Summer Nights of Norway

$1,400.00

Date: 1937
Size: 24.5 x 39.25 inches
Artist: Harald Damsleth

This poster created in 1937 by Harald Damsleth (1906-1971) makes reference to Norway's midnight sun, a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months in places north of the Arctic Circle or south of the Antarctic Circle when the sun remains visible at the local midnight. Around the summer solstice (approximately 21 June in the Northern Hemisphere and 22 December in the Southern Hemisphere) the sun is visible for the full 24 hours, given fair weather. VisitNorway suggests (for those unafraid of chilly summer nights) doing some midnight golfing, midnight swimming, midnight fishing... and this poster suggests midnight dancing!

The beauty, ease, and idyllicism of Norwegian life is perfectly encapsulated in Damsleth's poster... it's enough to convince you to book a vacation there! In the meantime, capture some of the midnight magic in your own home and frame this poster for your living room, kitchen, bedroom...