One of my goals this summer was to get out all of my unframed prints and frame them with the large stash of vintage frames I've collected. I've also purchased vintage glass that fit most of the frames so they have authentic old wavy glass. Before I framed some of the prints, I took pictures of the prints to share with you.
I bought a series of great looking prints that were early 1900's menswear advertising. The figures have a distinctive bold black outline that's often associated with the Arts and Crafts style:
Even though there were a few stains in the corners, I think these two ads for "The System Clothes" are real winners. I've never seen them anywhere else over all the years I've sold antiques:
Another series from the same clothing company depict college life:
These were very fragile and required some taping here and there:
I think they are fantastic!
I especially love this example, with the lanterns:
The next three prints are from a menswear catalog. The artwork isn't as unique, but I still like them very much:
I framed these in black frames with touches of gold, and they look wonderful:
They are for sale at the Antiques Market of Williamston here in Michigan. This coming Saturday, August 16, the Antiques Market of Williamston will be having their annual Summer Sale. Everything in the mall will be 20% off. There will be tents outside with additional dealers renting space, and free hot dogs, chips, and beverages for customers. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.