Here are some scans that I made to digitize an old guy’s scrapbook. These are lovely illustrations that capture the energy of the late 1920s. I found the wikipedia article on the history Lasalle fascinating, and a little tragic:
Here are some old ad clippings for Jewett automobiles, Hudson cars, and Paige vehicles. “Enclosed comfort”, “Joyous pep”… There are two pages of Hudson car ads which include The Hudson 640 of 1915, the 7 passenger Hudson Six 54, and the Hudson sedan.
Here are ads for Franklin cars and Essex cars. I think, judging by the ladys’ cloche hats in the Essex automobile advertisement, that these old car ads are from the very early 1920s.
Here are 2 pages of ads for electric trucks from the early 1900s that were in that scrap book that my boyfriend’s dad dropped off a few weeks ago. I am guessing these are from the late teens or early 1920s? In the Detroit Electric Car ad, it looks like Santa Clause is sitting in the vehicle!
Here are some old ads for Dodge cars, including the Senior Coupe of c. 1929 (that cost only $880). The second page is an ad for Dodge Brothers of Canada (Walkerville Ontario), and shows children playing in the snow. The last page are cuttings of various unnamed 1920s Dodge cars. I’ve included more detailed crops of these old ads, too.
Here are 6 pages of illustrated Chrysler automobile advertisement scans from the late 1920s.
“AT LAST – The Modern Car Style for the Modern Age”, one of the ad pages for the Chrysler 75-65 proclaims.
These are illustrated ads with prices and descriptions for 1920s Chrysler car models
Early 1900s car advertisements for Chandler Motors, Cadillac, Buick, and Apperson. Illustrated with details about the Chandler automobile.
Advertisement for a Gibson Girl pyography pillow. This ad promises to send the buyer a Naan Plush Pillow Top in gold, tan, or light green, stamped with the Gibson girl design shown and ready for burning! This also has a special offer for a pyography kit for only $1.65.
Did you know that Charles Dana Gibson drew characterchures and cartoons? From these sketches, it seems that he was quite the observer of every day life in Victorian and Edwardian America.
There is this discussion on LinkedIn that I started, about how to organize large amounts of vintage clothing inventory. It has been VERY helpful!