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Fashion magazine covers

Series comprises 477 magazine covers, predominantly from early 20th-century issues of fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity fair, Harper’s bazar (after Nov. 1929, Harper’s bazaar) and The delineator. Series also includes a small number of covers from general-interest periodicals such as Collier’s and The Saturday evening post, art magazines such as Shadowland, and other magazines, issued chiefly in the United States and Canada. The covers feature the art of over 80 named illustrators, chiefly American artists. Often fanciful, the images provide colourful illustration of Art Nouveau and Art Deco design in the period, primarily in women’s clothing, and include the work of prominent magazine illustrators Helen Dryden, Erté, Anne Harriet Fish, C. Coles Phillips and George Wolfe Plank. The techniques used to create the cover designs were predominantly drawing and painting, although two 1913 covers for the magazine Dress and Vanity fair are illustrated with uncredited photographs. Advertisements for automobiles, cosmetics, clothing and household products appear on verso of the covers. Some files include duplicate items or the same cover image from different editions of a magazine.

Elliott, Emily Louise (Orr), 1867–1952

Book and magazine illustrations

United States from the mid-19th century to around 1915. These include the work of 132 artists, for which predominant sources were monthly and weekly periodicals featuring fiction with captioned narrative illustrations, including The Century magazine, Collier’s, Cosmopolitan, Cornhill magazine, The delineator, Everybody’s magazine, Good words, Harper’s monthly magazine, Harper’s weekly, The leisure hour, London society, McClure’s magazine, Scribner’s magazine and Scribner’s monthly.
Several illustrations come from mid-19th-century books such as those created by Myles Birket Foster for his Beauties of English landscape (London : George Routledge and Sons, 1874), by Thomas Creswick for Poems by Alfred Tennyson (London : E. Moxon & Co., 1866) and by John Dawson Watson for The pilgrim’s progress by John Bunyan (London : Routledge, Warne and Routledge, 1861).
Other sources were general-interest magazines and fashion magazines, including The bookman, Harper’s bazar, The illustrated London news, Life and Vanity fair, that contained sections featuring the artwork of illustrators. A small number of magazine covers in colour and some pages from U.S. newspapers are included The folder of illustrations by John Tenniel includes an issue of The art journal ([April], 1901, designated “The art annual”) consisting of “The life and works of Sir John Tenniel” by Cosmo Monkhouse.

Elliott, Emily Louise (Orr), 1867–1952

Gustave Doré illustrations

Series comprises approximately 240 printed sheets of black-and-white and greyscale wood engravings (prints) from drawings by French printmaker, painter and sculptor Gustave Doré (1832–1883). Perhaps the oldest sheets of illustrations in this series are in a partial, disbound copy of Doré’s Two hundred sketches humorous and grotesque, while other leaves with images are from The beautiful story by James William Buel (1849–1920), and from editions of Inferno by Dante Alighieri (1235–1321) and Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547–1616).

Elliott, Emily Louise (Orr), 1867–1952

Illustrations from publications for children

Series comprises sheets of illustrations clipped chiefly from early-20th-century children’s books and magazines and from material intended for children or picturing children in periodicals such as Collier’s, Country life and The delineator. The illustrations accompany fairy tales and children’s stories, depict children at play, or portray animals. Series consists of the work of 62 identified artists, including Frank Adams, Frank Godwin, George Vernon Stokes, Jessie Willcox Smith and Blanche Fisher Wright. Illustrations are also taken from The child’s natural history (Boston : DeWolf Fiske, [190-?]) with pictures by unidentified artists, and Favourite animals (London : Dean & Son, [1905?]) with pictures by Stanley Berkeley (1855–1909) and other artists not named. Illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith include 3 magazine covers with images of children from Good housekeeping, Jan. 1918 and Jan. 1919, and The ladies’ home journal, Nov. 1912.
The number of items per illustrator extends from a single sheet in the case of 25 of the artists to the more numerous illustrations (47) by Frank Adams. Many sheets are illustrated on both sides. The earliest illustrations are probably those by Thomas Landseer from the 1880s and the latest by Frank Godwin (1925).

Elliott, Emily Louise (Orr), 1867–1952

Documentation of Artwork

Series consists of photographs, copies, and print reproductions of Florence Vale’s artwork. Series includes slides of artwork kept by Florence Vale. Series includes a list of the artworks of Florence Vale, and documentation of artwork sales and transfers of possession.

Vale, Florence, 1909-2003

Rugs

Series consists of 3 handmade hooked rugs by Florence Vale.

Vale, Florence, 1909-2003

Publicity Materials

Series comprises gallery documents, magazines, and newspaper clippings. Series includes gallery notices of exhibition acceptances of Florence Vale’s and Albert Franck’s art and gallery exhibition catalogues, pamphlets, and invitations. Series includes a list of exhibitions in which Florence Vale’s artwork was displayed. Series includes magazines saved by Florence Vale that include mentions of her and/or Albert Franck. Magazines have handwritten notations providing location of mentions and articles. Series also includes newspaper clippings of articles and illustrative material about Florence Vale and/or Albert Franck. Series includes invitation and letters to Florence Vale about her attendance and speech (speech notes included) at the Symposium of Canadian Artists.

Vale, Florence, 1909-2003

Correspondence

Series comprises various letters to Florence Vale from family, friends, galleries, and various institutions. Also included in the series are draft letters by Florence Vale and Florence Vale’s mailing list.

Vale, Florence, 1909-2003

Photographs

Series comprises photographs of Florence Vale along with friends, family, and gallery visitors. Series also includes the negatives and slides of photographs that were kept with the photographs of Florence Vale.

Vale, Florence, 1909-2003

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