Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Hello Folks--He shouldn't complain. He ought to be glad he's got a job. Eh What! Kindest regards Arthur B. Witty
True then, true now. Arthur B. Witty sounds like a cut-up (and a pseudonym)! His friends Mr. Dane (or Dave?) Heller and Miss Belle Blass work at Felix Lillienthal, Inc. in NYC. Our Mr. Witty was likely pounding the pavement himself, looking for work.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Dear Madaleine--Just to show you I forgive you - ha! ha! Here's hoping you will be here some time, it is simply beautiful. Had a grand Trip down. Hate to see the time go by. Regards to everyone--Nina.
This one is addressed to a place of business, Gleusdee TexTile Co. on Fifth Ave., NYC, so apparently one co-worker to another. Nina no doubt lording it over Madaleine and the rest of the gang.
Friday, July 22, 2011
And a big thank you to our friends at Dover for contributing paper doll books for the convention. Three boxes packed with goodies arrived yesterday.
UPDATE: Make that 4 boxes! Another arrived yesterday. Thank you, Dover!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Sing a Song of Sixpence, c. 1890s. Click on each image for a better read.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Click last image for table of contents and subscription information, or simply click here to order online.
Friday, July 15, 2011
UPDATE: Thanks to Tiina for correcting my original post (I thought this was Danish) and for providing a translation:
Hi! Krinolina is a Swedish paperdoll. At least the texts are in Swedish. Rough translation of the text: " The fine Krinolina lived in a big mansion in the countryside. You must feel sorry for her because her upper body and waste were tightened so hard by the corset that sometimes she fainted. The crinoline elevated her skirts so that she looked like a big ship when she went out with her dog Fido. She lived like a doll imprisoned in her birdcage. All this suffering in order to look fine just waiting for to be married." Tiina, Finland
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Yes, people once dressed for the theater and museum-going. Click image to see what I mean. Love the old-fashioned baby carriage.
Inside, the museum is stunning; some critics say the structure outshines the collection.
A tower addition in 1992 gave the museum more space for art, but also had the unfortunate effect of making the museum look like a toilet when approached from certain angles. It is an amusing sight that never fails to make me smile!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The back page of the Lincoln Center Theater Review, Winter 2010. This beautiful magazine was distributed free at a showing of the John Guare play, "A Free Man of Color." I was not enthralled with the play, but the magazine is lovely. Features include interviews with Guare and George C. Wolfe, who directed the play, and articles about society and fashion, and sketches by the designer for the play, Ann Hould-Ward. Click image for closer look.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Congratulations to David Wolfe, who has pulled together his first convention in record fashion! Registrations, absentee souvenirs, sales tables and presentations are fully subscribed. It promises to be a stellar event. I look forward to seeing many of you there.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011