1924 Ad Melso Artificial Silk Fabric Material Melson Clifford Addle St YTS1


This is an original 1924 black and white print ad for Melso, the Super Artificial Silk Fabric sold by Melson, Clifford & Co., Ltd., who were located at 12-13 Addle St. in London.


This 88+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 12.5 inches; 24 x 32 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 Stephens Pratt Clark, Inga. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Inga Stephens Pratt Clark (1906-1950)

Although born in South Dakota, Inga studied art in both New York and Paris. She specialized in fashion, and produced a number of commercial illustration to make ends meet. She eventually married an American author, Fletcher Pratt, and together they hosted literary parties that would soon boast a large crowd of up-and-coming intellectual authors. After Fletcher's death, Inga went on to marry a chemist named John D. Clark, prompting him to write a novel that he titled Ignition!.

Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising, Woman, Dress, Flower, Flapper, Roaring 20's

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