Monday, August 11, 2014

New Addition to my Collection and Photo Bookplates

I recently obtained this bookplate on Ebay.
It complimented the two Lewis Carroll Room plates I already had
In an effort to obtain more information I discovered that the Cleveland Public Library had digitized  their
bookplates and many of them were done by students.
Here is the link.

http://cdm16014.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p4014coll13/searchterm/bookplates/field/subjec/mode/all/conn/and

The artist(s) who did the three plates from the Lewis Carroll Reference room were not indicated so I dug deeper and found this site relating to WPA artists

It put me in the right direction but more research is needed because the  artist's for the three bookplates are listed as a group.

WPA Artists: Paul Kucharyson, Edward C. Haill and Kalman Kubinyi


PHOTO BOOKPLATES

In the 1930's and 40's there was some faddish use of photographic bookplates.The style did not last very long but I have unearthed a few.I know nothing about the owners. If you have any similar plates send me a scan and they will be added to this posting.
Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com
I've scanned my paper version of George Eastman's bookplate. Many years ago I had the older photographic version of this plate but I must have traded it for something else.
Here is some additional information about Mr. Eastman's bookplate :"When the cocktail hour came into vogue in the 1920's, Eastman changed his formal reception room into a ''little library.'' Intimately scaled and elegant with Wedgwood green walls and columned white marble fireplace, the room has a comfortable wing chair near the fireplace just as it was when Eastman posed (with back to camera) for his bookplate. He catalogued his books, identifying each by section and shelf. Alongside classics by Shakespeare, Longfellow, Kipling and Dickens, volumes that have Eastman's original bookplate include ''Darwinism'' and ''Reveries of a Bachelor.''
REF-  http://www.nytimes.com/1990/03/18/travel/splendor-restored-at-eastman-house.html
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Here's another new addition to my theatrical bookplate collection .Celebrity bookplates are always on my want list and I've never seen this one before.

See you again next week.



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