Thursday, December 2, 2010

vintage pen and ink fashion ad drawings

vintage pen and ink fashion ad drawings
Originally uploaded by lakbdesign/fergusandme

in the 1950s and 1960s, babies and children were always bright, clean and cherubic . . . or at least that's the way they were drawn for the newspaper ads by this charlotte artist, esther fishel, who was creative director at a local department store chain. they were tricky to frame (as i'm sure it never crossed esther's mind that they would be framed), but i reused a few old frames, and i bought a group of really really dirty, diamond in the rough antique ones, and gave them a major scrub -- and sure enough, they were pretty and glittery and gilded underneath. i love having these gorgeous old hand drawn images in old frames ~ so perfect for a child's room. (i framed them for our fergus&me pop up shop this weekend - wish me luck!)

x lynn-anne

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