Graphic Relics — ephemera

We've changed our name and mission

Posted by Don Manley on

We've changed the name of our eCommerce site, formally OldBrochures.com to OldCuts.co The site will now feature vintage and eventually more contemporary eps vector clip art. Our inventory still includes all of the vintage ephemera previously available on the site. In the future we hope to include T-shirts and additional products featuring our clipart and ephemera products. You can still reach our site with the OldBrochures.com URL. The clipart on our site is re-created from ephemera in my own collection, colleagues collections and web images. I've attempted to identify images that are either in the public domain or include a...

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1911 James Street School Class Photo, East Providence, RI

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A March 15th, 1911 Class Photo from the Upper Room Classes of the James Street School in East Providence, RI. The photo, with the mat it's mounted on measure 11 x 14 inches. The photo alone measures 6 x 8.25 inches. As best as I can make out the names on the back of the photo, I've listed them below. Harold Winchester  •  Frank Guvey  •  Paris Bump   •  Ernest DeEtte  •   Walter McDowell  •  Stewart Golden  •  Arthur Connette  •  William Gibson   •  Courtland Kent   •  Arthur Birgil  •   Elmer DuHammel  •  Stephen Greene...

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The Art of Harry Anderson

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The artist, Harry Anderson (1906 - 1996) was a prolific American Illustrator and was inducted into the Society of Illustrators "Hall of Fame" in 1994. Anderson was a devout Seventh-day Adventist and is best known for the Christian themed illustrations he painted for the Adventist Church. He was also a popular American illustrator and his work appeared in magazines, calendars and books. Anderson attended the University of Illinois with intentions of becoming a mathematician. However, while attending school he discovered a talent for drawing and painting. In 1927 Anderson moved to Syracuse, NY and attended the Syracuse School of Art....

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Early Fortune Magazines, (Some of the most beautiful cover designs to date)

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Sadly In an age of computers, market research and tight budgets few magazines approach the the level of quality and creativity embraced in years past. Early popular magazines often featured beautifully rendered cover art usually reserved for more esoteric, "fine art" publications today. Fortune Magazines from the 30s, 40s and 50s are arguably some of the best examples of magazine design to date. The illustrators who's work graced Fortune's covers reads like a who's who among fine and graphic artists. Much of this cover art still appears modern today, some 60 or 70 years after they were originally conceived. Fortune,...

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OldBrochures on Pinterest

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We've recently posted images from nearly all of our brochures and ephemera to our Pinterest page; pinterest.com/oldcuts The brochures are currently in three categories. Click on the below "Titles" to access the coresponding pinterest page. Vintage Ephemera Auto Ephemera Vintage VW Brochures

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