Sunday, September 2, 2012

HOUSE SALE CONT'D.

At the house sale I founda portfolio of 12 Gibson Girl photos by Charles Dana Gibson.  The 12 in the portfolio were made in 1909 for subscribers of Colliers Magazine.  They had 70.00 on it but because it was 50% of that sunday they were down to 35.00.  They are so lovely I couldn't let them go by.

They were made to be framed and I did see individual ones framed on Ebay.  I have no where to hang them but I can copy them and use them in CQ sometime.

I am posting the portfolio and the first two of the girls.

The first one is called "A daughter of The South".
The second is "Not Worrying About Her rights".

I will continue to add them until I have shown all 12. ENJOY!





The prints measure 11 1/2 x 16 1/4.


6 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Those would definitely be pretty in CQ blocks. I bet they are lovely in person.

Gina E. said...

OMG, Wow! Freda, you have scored a real bargain here! They are fantastic! I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of them. I don't suppose there is any copyright on them now, is there! I would love to download some of thoe pictures on to my computer and print them out, so I could have a go at sketching them...

FredaB said...

Testing

Beth Leintz said...

I love those Gibson girl prints..what a great find, and so nice that they are in the original portfolio.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Another score Freda!! These are so lovely (especially the first one). Perfect for CQ blocks, for sure.

Susan Elliott said...

eAdWhat a find Freda!!!! Beautiful!

I used to read the Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace. I always dreamed of wearing a pompadour like those gibson girls...

I don't know why given that I was such a tomboy. Thanks for sharing them.