Tuesday, December 31, 2013

INDEX 2013



Index for 2011 is in December 2011 archive
               2012        December 2012
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Amfac Annual Report / 1982 January
Avant Garde magazine
  3 / May 1968 May
  4 / September 1968 December
Books! / McCain and Alcorn / 1962 May
Buttons and type September
Champion Papers
  Imagination samplers
  12 San Francisco January
  13 Sport July
  14 The tree September
  The elders samplers
  Book 2 August
Chocolate box menus / part two December
Christmas cards / part one / June 
Comic ads / part one June
Container Coproration of America early 60s print  November
Corporate identity 1 / Mead papers April
Costumes of all nations / Duke Tobacco / 1888 December
Cracker Barrel Annual Reports
  1986/1987/1988 October
Design & Style / Mohawk Papers
  3 Paris Deco / 1988 November
Domino's Pizza Annual Reports
  1985 March
  1986 July
Eros magazine / Issue 4 April
Folio / Sanders Printing Corporation
  1/2/3 March
  4/5/7/15 September
Ford Styling brochure / 1956 January
Franco Grignani / Alfieri & Lacroix ads January
Frankfurter Algemeine magazin / first issue 1980  October
Gone with the wind world premiere ticket / 1939 August
Great Ideas book / Container Corporation of America
   4 March
   5 July
Guinness summer survival kit / 1977 August
Howlers / 1937 cigarette cards  November
Illustrations from past decades
  10 Beer belongs / two February
  11 Charles Shriddle for Motorola April
  12 Beer belongs / three May
  13 Yesterday's tomorrows that never made it / one July
  14 Yesterday's tomorrows that never made it / two August
  15 Beer belongs / four September
  16 Yesterday's tomorrows that never made it / three October
  17 Beer belongs / five December
Illustrations from past decades / two books of magazine art October
Kris Kringle comes to Past Print December
Matchbooks from the early sixties August
Modern wonders cigarette cards  January
New Graphic Design magazine
  1 / September 1958 May
  2 / July 1959 September
  3 / October 1959 December
New Times magazine May
New York large postcards / 1960 February
Pennsylvania visitors book / 1982 September
Picturegoer magazine 1938/1955 April
Potlatch Annual Reports
  1982 / 1983 June
QSL cards July
Radio Times Christmas covers
  part one August
  part two October
Robert Miles Runyan Christmas keepsake April
Samper Silk Screen Company promotion April
Sardine tin labels May
Sears Christmas Book / 1933 / pages 1-45 November
                                                  pages 46-88 November
TV Guide Fall Preview covers February
twen magazine (selected pages)
  4 1961 March
  5 1961 March
  6 1961 June
  7 1961 July
  1 1962 August
  2 1962 October
  3 1962 November
Understanding taxes '78 / IRS February

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Costumes of all nations / Duke Tobacco / 1888

Probably the oldest thing you'll see on Past Print.  I found this in a junk shop in 1961.  10.3 by 6.75 inches, side stapled, forty-eight pages with the left-hand ones blank, lithographed by Knapp & Co, New York and published Duke Tobacco in 1888.  It was probably stone litho, a popular printing process in those days and it wasn't uncommon to print with six or eight separate colors, gold is used for the frames on the large portraits and for some of the decorative elements on each page.  
    On the blown-up detail (image fourteen) you'll see the stipple effect used for shading and texture. Type fans will notice the three alternate lowercase d's in the introduction page.  
    Whoever had the original book left a postcard tucked in one of the pages, postmarked Chicago, December 16, 1940.  PA Grey posed a query to Cecil Smith the Chicago Tribune drama critic.  The front shows a chanteuse from Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow operetta. 














Partial blow-up of the previous image to show the stipple technique
 used to create shadows and texture.










Back cover.

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