1905 Ad Life Publishing Gibson Drawing Title Contest NY - ORIGINAL GH2

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This is an original 1905 black and white print ad for the Life Publishing Company, featuring a contest for selecting the title of a Charles Dana Gibson drawing.

CONDITION

This 106+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some very light bleed through on this ad. Please note there is printing on reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.25 x 9 inches; 16 x 23 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Gibson, Charles Dana. Artist signature in print - embedded in image.

Charles Dana Gibson

(1867-1944) Charles Dana Gibson was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts and was one of the best known of the turn-of-the-century illustrators. His drawings of the beautiful, high society woman--the "Gibson Girl," are perhaps the most recognizable images of the time. He was a master of pen and ink and did much of his work for Life, and CollierÕs magazines.

Keywords specific to this image: Prize, 17 West 31st Street New York City, Clay Blashfield, Harrison, Fisher, Crosby, Gilbert Vintage Advertising

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