Monatsarchiv für March 2010

 
 

Atticpaper.com website update ~ More Vintage Ads Just Listed

We just added over 100 more vintage ads on Atticpaper.com. Some great vintage car ads from the 1960’s and various other categories. Recently listed ads always appear first.

Creepy Vintage Ad of the Month

Here’s our first creepy ad of the month. This one is a contest ad.
Clara Kimball Young Vintage Creepy Contest Ad
Clara Kimball Young was one of the first real stars of the Silent Screen era. In 1919, she starred in the popular film “Eyes of Youth.”

This ad is undated, but I’m guessing it appeared as a result of that movie. It’s a photo of a young Ms. Young (no pun intended) with her eyes missing. Pretty creepy, huh? The text reads: “Clara Kimball Young’s eyes are the most distinctive of any screen artist’s, and it should not be difficult to draw them.” It goes on to say that the facial expression doesn’t matter. The winner will be the one who comes closest to the likeness of Miss Young’s eyes.

Are they kiddin’ me? Even someone with an art background (which I happen to have) would have a hard time with this.

Strange contest. But most of all . . . just plain creepy.

Vintage Easter Photo Postcards

Here are two beautiful postcards for Easter. I believe both are French.

In the first hand tinted photo we see an adorable young boy dressed in his Easter best. In one hand he holds a bouquet of flowers. In the other he holds a ribbon that is attached to a lamb. On the ground is a basket of Easter eggs.

The second card shows two young children playing behind a brick wall of some sort. The older child stands over the smaller one who sits on the grass touching a large rooster. Eggs of varying size are scattered on the ground.
Children at Eastertime Vintage Photo Postcards

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter!

Passover Antique Steel Engraving Print

For the upcoming holiday of Passover, we are showcasing this beautiful 1864 steel engraving, “The Lesson of Passover,” from the picture by Edward Henry Corbould.

The Lesson of Passover

Here, the artist’s rendering of the subject is rather symbolical than according to the strict letter of the commandment respecting the Paschal festival. The family of a Jewish patriarch, both children and grandchildren, have gathered round the doorway of his dwelling, while he explains to them the meaning of this, the most solemn of all the Jewish feasts. The young female who stands with an elder sister, probably, near the doorway is a striking figure in the composition. Both of these females seem less attentive to the explanatory teachings of the aged Israelite than absorbed by the lamb, which they have possibly helped to rear only to be slain as the Paschal offering.

We would like to wish a happy Passover to all our friends who are celebrating this holiday week.

Atticpaper Update ~ More Vintage Movie Ads

We have just added over 150 vintage movie advertisements to our website (and still have a few more to add). From the 1910’s through the 1990’s. Recently added listings will always appear at the top.

Tiny Children with Large Insects ~ Trade Card?

Is it a trade card? Is it a postcard? Or is it just a small antique lithograph? What do you think? I’m not sure how to classify these, but whatever they are, they’re charming! Each one is printed on card stock, measuring approximately 5″ x 3″. The backs are blank. Each shows a pair of tiny shrunken children perched on a branch, interacting with a different insect. We see them (possibly chatting) with a beetle, trying to catch a bee with a net, sitting atop two butterflies, and standing on a grasshopper.

tiny children with large insects trade card

These wonderful small children with large insects cards are available in our store.