Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]. Brown, Bigelow Co.
Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]
Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]
Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]
Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]
Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]
Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]
Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]
Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]
Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]
Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]
Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]
Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]
Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]

Mailing cards 1980-1920 [cover title in manuscript]

Saint Paul: Brown & Bigelow, ca. 1910-early 1930s. Large, heavy (50 lbs.), oblong folio (approx. 18" x 24"), containing approx. 718 samples of color lithographs on approx. 115 linen-coated leaves, including trade cards, advertising cards, calendar specimens, etc., each primarily measuring 10" x 4.5" (some slightly varied); a few instances of items being removed, some miscreased, some loose, but an extraordinary array of commercial color lithography, featuring a number of themes including camping, fishing, baseball, golf, polo, architecture, the American west, scenic landscapes, Indian maidens, movie stars, Aesop's Fables, Boy Scouts, anthropomorphic animals, stained glass, cars, fashion, cowboys and Indians, beautiful women, etc. While there is much to be said about the stereotyping of men, children, and women, especially Native Amnerican women, there remains a remarkable beauty to the artwork, much of it done by known artists and illustrators of the day. Among the artists represented are: Henry Hintermeister (1897-1970) a painter and illustrator who painted in the Golden Age of Illustration under the signature Hy Hintermeister. He painted as team with his father, John Henry Hintermeister, and together they created more than 1000 works. He is best known today for his "American themed paintings." Henry’s earliest published works featured family, images of women and children, dogs, horses and recreation. He also painted fantastic scenes, with Indian maidens and scantily clad Romans and Egyptians. In later years he created ionic and semi-comical works, with subjects including the multiple dangers of crossing the street, children and grandparents, fishermen, policemen, boy scouts and hunters. Hal Runyon (1907-1993) was active in Hollywood during the early 1930s as a portraitist for the movie colony. His forte was nudes of beautiful, young women. He lived in San Francisco for many years before his death in Sonoma, CA on July 11, 1993. William Herman Schmedtgen (1862-1936), an American illustrator and painter known as a pioneer in Chicago newspaper illustrating. Born in Chicago, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. His first work was with the Chicago Mail in 1883, he then spent two years in St. Louis and New York doing commercial art. He was chief of the art department at the Chicago Record from 1886 to 1901; and later on staff of the Chicago Record-Herald. He was a field artist for the Record during the Spanish–American War, stationed with U.S. troops in Cuba. He died at his home in Wilmette, aged 74. Milo Winter (1888-1956) was an American book illustrator who trained at Chicago's School of the Art Institute. He lived in Chicago until the early 1950s, when he moved to New York City. From 1947 to 1949, he was the art editor of Childcraft books and from 1949, was the art editor in the film strip division of Silver Burdett Company. John G. Scott (1887-1975) who designed over 2,500 juvenile valentines during his 30 year career with the Gibson Company from 1924 to 1953. These efforts are meticulously recorded in his work journal, which covers his entire commercial artwork career from 1910 to 1953. Robert Bernard Robinson (1886-1952) American illustrator and originator of the Saturday Evening Post's "Slice of Life" style of cover art (later popularized by Norman Rockwell), shared his talents with the Hearst Corporation and their Motor Magazine monthly publication from 1926 to 1952. Clara Miller Burd (1873-1933) was an American stained glass designer and children's book and magazine cover illustrator. Robert Atkinson Fox (1860-1935), an American-Canadian illustrator and naturalist painter, best known for his paintings of rural subjects, especially cattle in pastures. As a commercial artist, Fox was commissioned by calendar companies and print publishers to make work for posters, postcards, and advertisements. Florence Mary Anderson (1874-1930) was an English artist, book illustrator, wood engraver and children's author who flourished between 1914 and 1930. She also illustrated under her maiden name of Molly MacArthur or Florence Mary MacArthur. Her work was influenced by the British school of Fairy Art. Philip R. Goodwin (1881-1935) was an American painter and illustrator who specialized in depictions of wildlife, the outdoors, fishing, hunting and the Old American West. He provided illustrations for numerous books and magazines, as well as for commercial items, such as posters, advertisements and calendars. He is perhaps best known for illustrating Jack London's The Call of the Wild and for providing the cover art for many issues of Outdoor Recreation / Outdoor Life Magazine during the 1920s and early 1930s. Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926), also known as C. M. Russell, Charlie Russell, and "Kid" Russell, was an American artist of the American Old West. He created more than 2,000 paintings of cowboys, Native Americans, and landscapes set in the western United States and in Alberta, Canada, in addition to bronze sculptures. He is known as "the cowboy artist" and was also a storyteller and author. Also, Alfred Davenport Cookson (1888-1963); John D. Waters; William Steeple Davis (American, 1884-1961), Tod Hart (20th century) was active/lived in Minnesota, and many others. While many of the examples are pro-forma (printed art work and design but without company names or details added), others represent a broad swath of American business from Los Angeles to Boston, Gulfport, Mississippi to Saskatchewan. Among the Twin Cities' businesses represented are Holm & Olsen, Florists; Brantjen Motor Car Co.; Day's Prest-o-Service Co.; Security Mercantile Agency; A. E. Dale Auto Painting Co.; St. Paul Milling Co.; Pearson-Wilcox Electric Co.; S. Hoffman, Tailors; St. Paul Cadillac Co.; Northland Milk & Ice Cream Co.; St. Paul Battery Co.; Minnesota Phonograph Co.; Chaix Co.; Field, Schleck Co.; Wood & Gille Co.; Rice Street Motor Car Co.; and the Wells-Dickey Trust Co. Many other representative businesses from Iowa, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas, as well. Item #58880

Price: $7,500.00

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