I am having a fine time, Augusta F. FegleyMemorial Day weekend is also the unofficial start of the summer season. Let's hope the rain and cold is behind us for good!
Friday, May 31, 2013
Steeplechase Park, Coney Island, 1906
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wartime WWII Women by Larry Bassin
Monday, May 27, 2013
A death in the family
You might not know the name Patrick O'Tierney, but you know his uncle, the King of Paper Dolls, Tom Tierney. Patrick and his wife Kathy helped manage Tom's career, accompanied him to conventions and introduced him to a new generation of artists and collectors on the internet. And that is why it is heartbreaking to learn that Patrick passed away suddenly on May 17 at the age of 56. Our hearts and prayers go out to Kathy on the loss of her husband, and to Tom on the loss of his nephew.
You can read Patrick's obituary here.
Bob Hope USO Tour by Marilyn Henry
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Nan C. Moorehead Paper Doll Discount List
Lots of celebrities, some greeting cards; most prices have been lowered. Make sure you call Nan before sending money, to make sure the item is still available.
Makers & Millinery catalog, March 1904 -- part I
Another Arezzo find: a catalog of hats, undergarments and other accessories. The first pages are devoted to men's hats. On the last page posted here, "Fantasia" is listed as a child's jaunty beret, recognizable from many an old photograph of a child dressed in his or her Sunday best.
Men had so many fashionable hat choices in 1904!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Fashion plate, c. 1860s
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Italian Journey 2013
Some pictures from my trip to Italy. Above and below, scenes from an antiques market that flowed through the lovely streets of Arezzo.
In Turin: A book cover collage that incorporates modern bar codes and other contemporary papers, which I thought was cool, given that we don't value new ephemera as we do the old. But one day we will.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Happy Mother's Day
Lettie Lane's Mother and Several of Her Costumes, by Sheila Young.
Ladies Home Journal, February 1909
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Doll of Italy, c. 1950
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Marie of Italy, 1932
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Miss Italy, c. 1912
Friday, May 3, 2013
Betsy McCall in Italy, 1963
Betsy McCall Writes From Italy
McCall's Magazine, August 1963
Artist: Ginnie Hofmann
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Dolly Dingle in Italy
By Grace Drayton. Originally appeared in the May 1917 Pictorial Review. This is a copy from the 1978 Dover Publications book.
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