Sunday, February 12, 2017

Jack and Jill, February 1940



Ann Eshner's charming cover for Valentine's Day 1940.  The paper doll was long gone when I found it in an antique store. Old magazines are one of my favorite ways to unwind and escape the busy world.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Vintage Valentines

 I've added considerably to my Vintage Valentine collection in recent years -- I'll post some of them here soon. Meanwhile, here's one of my favorites which you have seen before...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

King


I love finding political ephemera that sheds light on a particular time. Here's what I wrote when I first posted this picture 8 years ago:

This postcard was put out by Clergy and Laity Concerned more than 20 years ago (I've had it a long time, and likely purchased it at either the Strand or St. Mark's book store -- someplace downtown).

Dr. King is revered today, but he took a risky and unpopular stand back in 1967 when he opposed the Vietnam War in a speech at Riverside Church in NYC. He was an early co-chair of the CLC.

The King quote on the back, from the Riverside address, is perhaps not as widely known as the "I Have a Dream" speech:

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." (April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his death.)

An interfaith group opposed to war -- whether in Iraq or Gaza -- carries on the work today:
www.unitedforpeace.org

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A paper doll gathering


Paper doll collectors gather in Brooklyn for a little post holiday get-together.






Carol Carey, collector and designer extraordinaire.


Pat Whalen couldn't attend, but she gave us a doll to dress for our round robin.


These are Monduane Harris' outfits.




Monduane will be hosting a workshop at the convention. Stay tuned!