Antique Automobiles - Esquire Magazine Art Department c. 1940s

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Original paste-up art consisting of 25 black and white photographs of classic American automobiles dating from 1893 to 1947, each mounted to board, created and used by the art department at Esquire magazine circa late 1940s for a feature layout. Each photograph is an original promotional image that was provided by "General Motors Photographic Section". An incredibly charming collection from an era long before Photoshop - - notice the careful (and time-consuming) airbrushing and hand-painting around each vehicle, as well as numerous Esquire art department stamps, handwritten captions, notations and measurements. These would look fantastic framed individually and displayed as a collage. A one-of-a-kind gift for the auto enthusiast.

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Each board measures approximately 9.5 x 12 inches.

Automobiles include:

1893 - Duryea
1896 - Oldsmobile
1896 - experimental Quadricycle
1899 - Packard Ohio
1902 - first Studebaker
1903 - first Ford
1903 - Overland
1904 - first Buick
1914 - first Dodge
1914 - Willys Knight
1917 - first Nash
1922 - first Lincoln
1924 - first Chrysler
1926 - first Pontiac
1928 - first DeSoto
1929 - first Plymouth
1931 - Packard Sport Phaeton
1932 - first Ford V-8
1933 - Hudson Super Six Sedan
1934 - DeSoto Airflow
1935 - first Lincoln Zephyr
1938 - first Mercury
1945 - Willys Jeep
1947 - Frazer
1947 - Kaiser

Details

  • Dealer Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Number of Items
    25
  • Reference Number
    U1210308826234
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