Saturday, July 01, 2006

Louis Vuitton, Nécessaire Marthe Chenal, 1925

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Louis Vuitton, travel case or nécessaire Marthe Chenal, French. Exhibited at the Paris 1925 Exhibition.

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Scanned from "Art Deco 1910-1939" edited by Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton and Chislaine Wood.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Thouvenin, Book Cover, 1822

Thouvenin, cover of Mathurin-Marie Lesné's "Lettre d'un Relieur Français à un Bibliographe Anglais," 1822.

Scanned from "Le livre, objet d'art: Collection Calouste Gulbenkian, France. XIXe-XXe siècles."

Thursday, June 29, 2006

"Armstrong Linoleum Floors" ad, 1935

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The ad is right: "Here's a floor that says, 'Let's dance' and means it!"

"Armstrong Linoleum Floors"
ad, 1935.

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Scanned from Taschen's "All-American Ads of the 30s".

From the ad:
"Dancing feet can't mar the beauty of this custom-built Armstrong Floor (...) The special design (orange with insets of black, white, and silver gray) indicates the unlimited effects possible with modern Armstrong Linoleum. Floor installed by Livezey Linoleum Floors, Inc. Armand D. Carroll, architect.

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Can Armstrong Floors take the traffic? Our best answer is to point out their popularity for restaurants and dance room floors. Above, you see one of the latest proofs -- the famous Arcadia, The International Restaurant, in Philadelphia. here the Armstrong Floor does the same double duty it will be asked to do in your own business home: first, to attract trade by its fresh, smart beauty; and second, to keep all its snap, dash, and eye-appeal regardless of a most severe day-and-night drubbing.

Your local linoleum merchant can tell you of other sales-attracting Armstrong installations, can show you other Armstrong Floors that give no hint of their years and years of active service. See him. Get the money-saving facts."

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Georges Hoentschel, Chair, 1900

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Georges Hoentschel, chair, 1900. Oak from Algiers.

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Scanned from Gabriele Fahr-Becker's "Art Nouveau".

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Normal Movie Theater Normal, Illinois

Photo taken in 2002.

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Georges Cretté, Book Cover, 1935

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Georges Cretté, Ovidio "Elégies Amoureuses" 1935.
Book in Chiffon Montval paper, with original engravings in wood. Pink morocco with onlays and gold,palladium and blind tooling. Gilded edges. Endpaper in sweden. Slipcase and case. Bookbinders: CrettŽ Succ Marius-Michel

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Monday, June 26, 2006

La Gazette du Bon Ton Advertisements

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La Gazette du Bon Ton, Advertisements to "Émile Coiffure" and "Produits du D'Dys Darsy", 1920.

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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Louis Hippolyte Boileau, Pomone Pavilion, 1925

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Louis Hippolyte Boileau, Pomone Pavilion for Bon Marché at the Paris 1925 Exhibition.

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Scanned from "Art Deco 1910-1939" edited by Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton and Chislaine Wood.
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