The Gallery — R M Crosby

Hats in Vintage Graphic Art: 1888-1939

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Hats in Vintage Graphic Art: 1888-1939

One of the first things we tend to notice about the way people used to dress is that overwhelmingly common, (and today almost outlandish,) fashion accessory: the hat. It may seem strange to us today, but in this time period, hats were not just common--they were a requirement! To see someone without a hat in those days would have been roughly the equivalent of seeing someone without pants today. Shocking! And as can be expected, such a common practice inevitably found its way into the art of its time. Today we will be exploring the lost sartorial custom of hat...

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Top 5 Life Magazine Covers (1900-1909)

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Top 5 Life Magazine Covers (1900-1909)

One of the richest legacies left by any vintage magazine is the art it contains, and especially the cover, if done right. Life Magazine, especially, has left us with a superb array of artistic covers that, even today, arouse a sense of fascination and wonder. Three weeks ago, I took you on a journey through the history of Life Magazine's illustration, and today I decided to follow up on that by showing you the covers I personally like best. Let's get started. 5.) Her Day, by Charles Dana Gibson (July 2, 1903): Color will always make any design pop, and...

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