INK BLOTTER : RISQUE CHEESE CAKE PIN-UP : THE ABLE SUPPLY GIRL : K. O. MUNSON

This vintage ink blotter advertises the Able Supply Company. Well known pin-up artist, K O Munson, did the artwork for this risque cheese cake advertising blotter. This blotter was likely published by Brown & Bigelow. This blotter was found in a group of other risque Able Supply blotters that credited Brown & Bigelow as their publishers.  The publishing firm was founded in 1896 and it still exists today. It is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This blotter has issues. It’s top edge is significantly crimped. It’s bottom edge may have been trimmed. (See scans).The blotter is in overall fair condition. The ink blotter measures about 3 7/8″ x 5 3/4″ and dates back to the 1950’s.  (SOLD)

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CONSUELO : ARTIST SIGNED : W. HASKELL COFFIN : BRISTOL MYERS ADVERTISING : RPPC

This is an artist signed vintage postcard entitled “Consuelo”. The artist is W. Haskell Coffin (1878-1941). He was a painter and commercial artist popular in the early decades of the twentieth century. His work can be found on leading magazine covers as well as on posters commissioned by the US government. He specialized in painting images of women. He was one of the highest paid illustrators of his time. He had two marriages. His second wife was actress, Frances Starr. While being treated for depression at a Florida facility, Coffin committed suicide by jumping out a window. This artist signed postcard was made to advertise a Bristol Myer pharmaceutical product. The product was Ziratol, “a practically odorless antiseptic and germicide for office or home”.This advertising postcard was mailed to a doctor in Springfield, Massachusetts. The postcard was postmarked in Brooklyn, New York. SOLD

INK BLOTTER : R WILSON HAMMELL : ARTIST SIGNED : AD FOR SPORTING GOODS STORE

The art for this vintage ink blotter was done by Raymond Wilson Hammell (1896-1949). He was active and lived in Massachusetts. Hammell was well known for Pin-Up girl illustrations. His work appeared on magazine and book covers, calendars, and more. Some of his work was stand alone portraits. This advertising blotter is from the 1930 or 1940’s. The blotter advertises Thomas Brothers, a sporting goods store, including golf accessories, located in an unidentified hotel. It measures about 4 x 9 inches.and is in very good condition (see scans). 

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ALICE LUELLA FIDLER : AMERICAN GIRL NO. 40 : PRETTY WOMAN : EDWARD GROSS

This antique postcard features a pretty young woman. The artist is Alice Luella Fidler (1883-?). The card is part of the American Girl series (no.40). In the early twentieth century, Alice and her two sisters, Pearle Eugenia Fidler LeMunyan (1880-?), and Elsie Catherine Fidler (1892-?); specialized in creating drawings of beautiful girls and women. In addition to “American Girl” they produced series entitled “Glamour Girl” and “College Lad and Lassie”. They were wonderful illustrators and most of their drawings were published as postcards. This postcard was published by Edward Gross. The publishing firm was located in New York. (SOLD)

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ALICE LUELLA FIDLER : AMERICAN GIRL NO. 36 : PRETTY WOMAN : EDWARD GROSS

This antique postcard features a pretty young woman. The artist is Alice Luella Fidler (1883-?). The card is part of the American Girl series (no.36). In the early twentieth century, Alice and her two sisters, Pearle Eugenia Fidler LeMunyan (1880-?), and Elsie Catherine Fidler (1892-?); specialized in creating drawings of beautiful girls and women. In addition to “American Girl” they produced series entitled “Glamour Girl” and “College Lad and Lassie”. They were wonderful illustrators and most of their drawings were published as postcards. This postcard was published by Edward Gross. The publishing firm was located in New York. (SOLD)

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FAMOUS NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN SCULPTOR: JAKOB FJELDE IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (CABINET CARD PORTRAIT)

 

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This cabinet card portrait features famous Norwegian-American sculptor Jakob Fjelde (1855-1896). Fjelde is wearing an interesting overcoat with embroidery on it’s shoulders. Perhaps this is a coat that he wore while creating his sculpture. He has a attractive bushy mustache and is holding a half smoked cigar. Fjelde was born in Alesund, Norway and arrived in the United States in 1887. He settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the father of sculptor Paul Fjelde and brother of artist Pauline Fjelde. Jakob was a prolific portraitist and created a number of public monuments. One of his most well known monuments was one dedicated to the 1st Minnesota Infantry (1897) that is located at the Gettysburg battlefield. Some of his statues in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area include “Hiawatha carrying Minnehaha”, “Minerva”, and “Ole Bull”. In 1885 he sculpted Henrik Ibsen from life and created a number of public statues and busts from the experience. The photographer of this image is the Lee Brothers who operated a studio in Minneapolis. To view more photographs by this photographer, click on the category “Photographer: Lee Bros.”