Monday, December 22, 2008

Bookplates and Christmas Cards #2

Every day this week, until Christmas, I will be posting cards by bookplate designers and collectors. Click on any image to enlarge it. Frederick Starr collected and wrote about bookplates and coins . These two postcards were sent by him to the American ephemera collector Bella C. Landauer
Thomas Ewing French designed many of the Ohio State University bookplates which were engraved by A.N. Macdonald.

Jean Jacques Pfister (1878-1949) sent this card to Bella C. Landauer when he lived in New York City. On the reverse side he has written " Mrs. Pfister has closed her gallery on Lex.Ave. (The Hielt-Gallery) and we have taken a studio apt. in the Noflo *Arts Club.We hope you will come down to see us sometime."
* Hard to make out his handwriting. His best known work is We At Daybreak recording the transatlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh.

The card below was designed by Rudolph Ruzicka (1883-1978)

The card below is a wood engraving for Bella C. Landauer by Timothy Cole .

These two were done by J. Winfred Spenceley (1865-1908)

Additional Images will be posted on Tuesday. See you then.

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