Don Draper's New York
by Harrison Peck, 03/21/2012 [Updated 04/03/2015]
Courtesy, Chisholm Gallery
325 W. 16th St., 212-243-8834
Advertising may be an art to Don Draper, but at the Chisholm Gallery in Chelsea, advertisements literally are the artwork. Owner Gail Chisholm maintains a rotating collection of roughly 3,000 original vintage advertisements—dating from the 1890s to the early 1970s—whose inspired concepts and exquisite imagery would impress even the most discerning clients. Stocked with fascinating ads for a variety of brands—ranging from airlines and tourism boards to beers, wines and even wartime propaganda—the Chisholm Gallery functions as an intriguing testament to the rich history of the advertising industry.