1917 Ad Coles Phillips Art Deco Luxite Hosiery Clothing Fashion Stockings YRR1


This is an original 1917 color print ad for men's and women's hosiery and stockings that were made and sold by Luxite Textiles, Inc., of 630 Fowler Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI) during the World War I era. The ad also features an Art Deco style illustration by Coles Phillips (1880-1927).


This 96+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Small tear - right margin.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.25 x 9.5 inches; 16 x 24 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)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of vintage ads, prints, and articles from The American Review of Reviews during the World War I (WW1) era. To continue browsing this interesting collection, simply click the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Phillips, Coles. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Coles Phillips

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.

Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising, Apparel

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