From beer to oranges to toothpaste…..Chows were used extensively in product advertising and promotion from the early 1900’s through the 1950’s. These canines with such an exotic appearance were viewed as the breed of socialites and movie stars, so they made the obvious choice for a warm and fuzzy soft sell. Some stars were […]
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As a graphic designer, I find myself fascinated by the endless array of vintage paper items that can be collected. A bonus is they don't take up much room, however a negative side to paper collectibles is their longevity is short lived (definition of ephemera). Enter.... digital archiving...where old meets new! In this category you will find articles about postcards, stamps, magazine covers and clippings, trade cards etc.
The Chow Chow was not only a popular companion and show dog from the early 1900’s through the 1940’s, they were considered a status symbol by cinema stars, politicians, royalty and socialites . The breed graced the covers of many magazines ranging from Life Magazine to dog show publications such as Dog World and […]
Many of the cards, postcards and RPPC in this collection are from a variety of donations to the archives, including my own collection. Please let me know if you have any you would like to share via high resolution scan. Credit given on each submission (ie. Collection of….) Lu