Sunday, February 14, 2010

Collectible Advertising Calendar

Illustrator F. Earl Christy (1905-1906) essentially invented the illustrated image of the "All-American Girl." His early works glorified the society college girl, always beautifully dressed at football games, golf and tennis tournaments, riding in automobiles or playing instruments.

Christy's first College Girl postcard series was published in 1905 by the U.S.S. Postcard Company. When the college girl fad had run its course, he went on to paint more mature men and women, movie stars and political figures, still romantically idealized.

His work can be found on the covers of vintage fan magazines like Photoplay, Modern Screen, Pictorial Review, Popular Songs, Radio Stars, Screen Album, Screen Romances, and Shadowplay - not to mention sheet music, fans, blotters, book illustrations, boxes, jigsaw puzzles, posters, serving trays, bookmarks, advertising mailers, catalogs, programs, china, and textiles.

Northwest Buick Co., Milwaukee, WI Calendar, 11.625" x 21.125". Artwork by NY artist F. Earl Christy, illustrator of female figures. Automotive-A rare topic.Year: 1926

George H. LaBarre Galleries - Collectible Stocks and Bonds

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