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This is an original 1915 black and white print ad for Community Sterling Silver in the Patrician and Sheraton patterns from the Oneida Community, Ltd., Oneida, New York.
This 96+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. No aging. No tears. There is some very light creasing in the top margin.
This piece was illustrated by Phillips, Coles. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
Coles Phillips (1880-1927) was an illustrator known for his stylish portrayals of women. He was born in Springfield, Ohio, and attended Kenyon College. For three months, he took night classes at the Chase School of Art in Manhattan. Phillips opened up his own advertising agency thereafter, and employed several artists, including his former classmate, Edward Hopper. Phillips was hired onto the Life magazine staff at the age of twenty-six. Phillips became known for his fade-away girl; no outlines were used for the figures, but the background was cleverly tied into the foreground, and the shape of the girl could be clearly identified. He was known for his advertising illustrations for Community Plate Silverware and the Holeproof Hosiery Company.
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