Printed Posters Introduction

Pasting up first of 2000 New York Harbor Festival posters, 1977

by Sidney J. Frigand

Letizia, your delightful renditions of the great port of metropolitan New York are a graphic form of counterpoint to Elisabeth Barrett Browning's famed "How do I love thee, let me count the ways..." from the Sonnets from the Portuguese.

The passionate, romantic affair you have with our great port has manifested itself - if I count correctly - in 23 unique expressions of love.

You have managed with fun, color, and warmth to depict the richness, variety and activity that has been taking place in our harbor dominated by the graceful lady who stands in the midst as a singular symbol of its greatness.

We, who are the custodians and stewards of this port, are deeply appreciative of what you have done for it. We won't stop counting the ways.