I could have sworn these were actual vintage pieces until I started reading them and saw the url.. Color me impressed. This is a series of ads for The Standard restaurant, a place established in 1843 that’s still evolving and staying on top! Tee marriage of the old style from when they first opened in the 1800s, for their modern restaurant today, is pretty perfect.
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This here is a what you call a fancy schmancy find. All of these are from the same photographer’s studio, (in what I guess to be the 1800s) The Farmer Brothers in Hamilton, Ontario. vintage photo card, folks.
They would put their photos on these cards (much thicker than today’s photos), which acted as the frame and double as a trade card (aka business card). I love how over the top some of these get. I’m a girl…I like frills :)
I wonder what caused the jump from the organic, flourishy design to the much simplified, geometric style?
Image by John Rochon, via his Flikr.
When I started this blog I mentioned one of my all-time favorite sites: Sheaff-Ephemera. Here’s another sampling of some of their collections. They’re always adding to it and it’s a phenomenal resource for inspiration. All images are owned by Sheaff Ephemera. Go to their site to drool over their amazing collections!!
This trade card (ca 1880s) is advertising John L. Whiting & Son, a brush-making company that made brushes from fine artists brushes to brooms and shaving brushes. They were unique in their advertising by marketing towards both black and white business owners, something that was very uncommon for the 1800s.
Via the blog for the Princeton Graphic Arts Collection’s.
So I recently discovered the blog Letterology, and I’m quickly falling in love. Check out his post on Sanford’s Glue for the rest of his images. The image from the catalog is from the 1800s, and the postcard is from 1904. He also has an ad from 1928, but you’ll have to go there to see it :)
Isn’t it cool to see the ephemera surrounding an item? It puts it in context and brings it to life. I feel like I’m shopping in the 1800s!