Postcards of signs painted by Maxfield Parrish for a friend’s tea shop.


Pavel Bazhov (1879-1950) was a Russian writer best known for his collection of fairy tales, The Malachite Casket, based on Ural folklore and published in the Soviet Union in 1939. In 1944, the book was published in English. Bazhov was also the author of books on the Russian Revolution, in which he was an active and much decorated participant.

Pavel Bazhov (1879-1950) was a Russian writer best known for his collection of fairy tales, The Malachite Casket, based on Ural folklore and published in the Soviet Union in 1939. In 1944, the book was published in English. Bazhov was also the author of books on the Russian Revolution, in which he was an active and much decorated participant.



Love the French cuffs.

Love the French cuffs.


From The Ladies’ Home Journal, February, 1926

From The Ladies’ Home Journal, February, 1926


Playing with domino tiles

Playing with domino tiles


heaveninawildflower:

'Candle-light.'  Illustration by Elizabeth Shippen Green from 'The Book of the Little Past' by Josephine Preston Peabody. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company (1910).
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Just lovely.

heaveninawildflower:

'Candle-light.'  Illustration by Elizabeth Shippen Green from 'The Book of the Little Past' by Josephine Preston Peabody. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company (1910).

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Just lovely.


Oh yeah. Poster from England in the days when American troops were massing there prior to D-Day.

Oh yeah. Poster from England in the days when American troops were massing there prior to D-Day.


I never would have come up with this jawdropper, and although no one on the Web seems to have an identity for the artist, “JD,” I am fairly certain it was James Henry Daughtery (1881-1974), based on the style and his involvement with the WPA.

I never would have come up with this jawdropper, and although no one on the Web seems to have an identity for the artist, “JD,” I am fairly certain it was James Henry Daughtery (1881-1974), based on the style and his involvement with the WPA.


Adolph Treidler (1886–1981) was known for his illustrations, advertising art, and posters during WWI and WWII. His work appeared in McClure’s, Harper’s, the Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, Century and Scribner’s.