~ National Bella Hess catalog, 1938via New Vintage Lady

~ National Bella Hess catalog, 1938
via New Vintage Lady

~ The Valentine Democrat, Valentine, NE; Thursday, June 10, 1897via Nebraska Newspapers

~ The Valentine Democrat, Valentine, NE; Thursday, June 10, 1897
via Nebraska Newspapers

Vintage paper and art

A recent conversation about vintage paper and art (hi, Chelsea!) has made me curious about whether there are any artists out there using vintage advice or ads in their artwork. If so, what kinds of things do you create? How do you choose the ephemera? Where do you find it? If you have the time I’d love to know more. Thanks!

~ Road Rights of Motorists: Containing the Rules of the Road and the Automobile Laws of all States; Twyman O. Abbott, 1910
via Northwestern University Library

~ Road Rights of Motorists: Containing the Rules of the Road and the Automobile Laws of all States; Twyman O. Abbott, 1910
via Northwestern University Library

~ Canada Dry Ginger Ale ad, 1972via Flickr(click to enlarge)"Ginger Ale Tastes Like Love" After sharing a ginger ale The Man and the Long-Haired Hippie reached a new understanding and vowed to be bestest friends forever.

~ Canada Dry Ginger Ale ad, 1972
via Flickr
(click to enlarge)

"Ginger Ale Tastes Like Love"

After sharing a ginger ale The Man and the Long-Haired Hippie reached a new understanding and vowed to be bestest friends forever.

~ Levi’s, 1971via Flickr

~ Levi’s, 1971
via Flickr

~ Chicago Police and Noise Pollution, May 1942via Flickr"Mayor Edward J. Kelly proclaimed the week of May 31, 1942, "Noise Abatement Week" in Chicago in order to bring the evils of needless noise to the attention of Chicago residents. … "How much can man take of his roaring and rattling civilization?"
will be the specific theme. " (more info at source)

~ Chicago Police and Noise Pollution, May 1942
via Flickr

"Mayor Edward J. Kelly proclaimed the week of May 31, 1942, "Noise Abatement Week" in Chicago in order to bring the evils of needless noise to the attention of Chicago residents. … "How much can man take of his roaring and rattling civilization?" will be the specific theme. " (more info at source)

~ "Vegetable Patch Hats" 1954via Flickr(click to enlarge)"A stroke of genius on your head"

~ "Vegetable Patch Hats" 1954
via Flickr
(click to enlarge)

"A stroke of genius on your head"

~ Sears catalog, 1916via Flickr(click to enlarge)"Boy’s Military Outfit. Made of strong olive tan khaki cloth in the latest Government shade. … Campaign style hat and haversack and a pair of heavy canvas puttes."

~ Sears catalog, 1916
via Flickr
(click to enlarge)

"Boy’s Military Outfit. Made of strong olive tan khaki cloth in the latest Government shade. … Campaign style hat and haversack and a pair of heavy canvas puttes."

~ Finish dishwashing powder, Sunset magazine, March 1958via Flickr(click to enlarge)"…developed specifically for people who stress perfection over price"

~ Finish dishwashing powder, Sunset magazine, March 1958
via Flickr
(click to enlarge)

"…developed specifically for people who stress perfection over price"

~ Jordan, Marsh & Co., Spring and Summer 1897via internet archiveAnna Held was a famous Ziegfeld girl and is often credited with helping Ziegfeld establish his famous Ziegfeld Follies. Eventually she became his common-law wife, although they did not remain together.

A picture of her on her bicycle (below) was part of a montage of “Actresses as Bicycle Riders” which is still available to purchase today.

~ Jordan, Marsh & Co., Spring and Summer 1897
via internet archive

Anna Held was a famous Ziegfeld girl and is often credited with helping Ziegfeld establish his famous Ziegfeld Follies. Eventually she became his common-law wife, although they did not remain together.

A picture of her on her bicycle (below) was part of a montage of “Actresses as Bicycle Riders” which is still available to purchase today.

~ Canadian Druggist, January 1893"The only Pure Medicinal Gum Manufactured in Canada"

~ Canadian Druggist, January 1893

"The only Pure Medicinal Gum Manufactured in Canada"

~ Sankey’s Pressed Steel Wheels, April 1914via Grace’s Guide"Another example of the unbreakable quality of Sankey Pressed Steel Wheels"

~ Sankey’s Pressed Steel Wheels, April 1914
via Grace’s Guide

"Another example of the unbreakable quality of Sankey Pressed Steel Wheels"

~ Correct Social Usage: a Course of Instruction in good Form, Style and Deportment, by Eighteen Distinguished Authors, 1906

~ Correct Social Usage: a Course of Instruction in good Form, Style and Deportment, by Eighteen Distinguished Authors, 1906

~ Miller’s New York As It Is; or Stranger’s Guide-Book to the Cities of New York, Brooklyn and Adjacent Places: Comprising Notices of Every Object of Interest to Strangers, by James Miller, 1865via Internet Archive(click to enlarge)

~ Miller’s New York As It Is; or Stranger’s Guide-Book to the Cities of New York, Brooklyn and Adjacent Places: Comprising Notices of Every Object of Interest to Strangers, by James Miller, 1865
via Internet Archive
(click to enlarge)