Here’s another green bean label, this time by Red Moon. This was made in the 1920s-1930s in Baltimore, Maryland. The lithographer was Simpson & Doeller. To give you a little more perspective, the label is 4.25″ x 11″. You can buy this one for your collection on Etsy.
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“By 1920 the gear-and-lever voting machine had become the official voting method in New York, Minnesota, California, Connecticut, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Utah, Colorado, Montana, Illinois, Washington, Massachusetts, and Kansas. The voting machine, pictured in Popular Science Monthly with a contemplative voter, became a symbol of good government and progressive reform.” -via American History
Country Gentleman was an American agricultural magazine that was founded in 1831. In 1955 it was the 2nd most popular agricultural magazine in the US with almost 3 million subscribers. I love the illustrations- they feel like classic American illustrations, showing the “Mayberry” times I wish we still lived in. Ironically, the oldest examples I’ve posted here feel the most modern.
I discovered a great new resource- it’s an online museum of all sorts of design and memorabilia from the Netherlands. It’s easy to navigate and has nice large images. The racing poster is titled “Tilburgsche Wieler en Motorbaan T.W.E.M.” and was created in 1921-1922. The soccer poster is titled “Zondag a.s. voetbalwedstrijd tusschen D.F.C.” and was created in 1900-1925.
I came across this snazzy tin when I was browsing around a blog called Leader Of Men.
“It was made by the M.W. Dunton Company in Providence, Rhode Island, probably in the 1920s. M.W. Dunton was in business for nearly 100 years before being purchased and absorbed by Rectorseal in 1998. More info on M.W. Dunton is available here.”
It appears workouts in the 1920s were pretty gruesome. I assume the full dress attire added a sweat-lodge effect to the workout..hence the faces showing their sincere feelings. Who in the world sat down one day and made these bizarre contraptions?
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So at first I didn’t even notice the vertical letterhead design. I’ve never seen a vintage letterhead that isn’t horizontal (they’re actually still a bit unusual in modern design). Anywho, it’s a great illustration of a city that spans the height of the page. With a small image size and passing glance, it sadly just looks like a blob- but I assure you it’s much more than a blob when you zoom in and see the detail!
P.S. These images are actually only 50% of the original size. You can view the full size images from their original source- The University of Washington’s Digital Collection. Direct Links: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4