Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Vintage Cigarette Cards

Girls-with-animals-and-things-on-top-of-their-heads. It's all the rage. I can't count the number of contemporary painters who have followed this fad. Is this where it all started? Here are just a few cigarette cards from the NYPL collection of over 700 hundred series (totaling thousands) from before 1900 to mid-20th century. You won't believe this collection.

NYPL Digital Gallery

The Art of Amy Crehore

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi there, I just stumbled upon your blog. Those cards are really beautiful- my jewellery may be of interest to you because I incorporate vintage cigarette cards into pendants and rings. Let me know what you think : )