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

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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.

CONDITION

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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