Monday, January 20, 2020

Plaid cat with plaid suit, 1980




UPDATE: Marie Rosales identified this cute kitty from the 1965 Whitman set, Jill and Joan.

You can see the entire set here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/202376646076

 Designer suit by Carol Carey.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Year Greetings


Welcome 2020, let the visionary puns begin!

A Raphael Tuck postcard, ca. 1908
Series No. 745

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Painting the New Year red ca. 1910, by H.B. Griggs

This unused postcard is signed H.B.G., indicating the artist H.B. Griggs.

Here's what I found on the web about Griggs:

Designer of more than 500 postcards who worked for the firm of Leubrie & Elkus, NYC. The subjects are often for holidays,the style is influenced by Art Nouveau, and the artist signed as HBG.

The Roaring 20s

For everyone dressing up tonight, here's Dorothy Provine, the star of the TV show, The Roaring 20s (it ran from 1960-1962). It was one of my favorite shows. My sister Maria had this paper doll, which I bought years later at a convention. Most of the outfits are early 1960s, but these two flapper dresses were included in the set. Whitman, 1962 (in its own carrying-case folder).