Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Vintage mirror Art Nouveau

In Advertising > Advertising Mirrors > Show & Tell and Art Nouveau > Show & Tell.
Art Nouveau1036 of 1427QUEZAL ART GLASS WITH SILVER OVERLAY VASE, circa 1902Rindskopf - Collect by Shape or Decor
1
Love it
1
Like it

crabbykinscrabbykins loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 likes this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

sweets30
(23 items)

Beautiful mirror with a print by Mucha on it. it has initials on it saying
C.S
Y.W.C.A

does anyone know what this means at all??
thanks

Mystery Solved

Comments

  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    That symbol above the C suggests a Czechoslovak origin and the image has a 70's feel to it.
  2. Mac63 Mac63, 2 years ago
    The triangle and the YWCA is the Young Women's Christian Association logo.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I found reference to the fact that the original poster was published for Mother's Day in 1925. It was meant to promote the YWCA headquarters in the newly formed Czechoslovakia at Zitná St in Prague. It was later re-printed by Amfora Atelier Prague in May 1993.
    http://german-ywca.de/history/
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Yet another reference gives this:

    "This poster was used for fund raising for the Czechoslovak YWCA. . . . The movement came to Czechoslovakia after Alice Masaryk, the daughter of the first Czech president, Thomas Masaryk, became acquainted with its work while she stayed at the YWCA Settlement House in Chicago, where she was attending the University of Chicago during 1918 and 1919. . . . [A] Prague branch of the World YWCA was opened in May 1920 and achieved an enrollment of 500 in its first membership drive. . . . Mucha's poster was a part of the organization's efforts to enroll more members and find the funds to build more homes for girls in the major cities in the country" (Rennert/Weill, p. 356).



  5. cogito cogito, 2 years ago
    I would say that this is a "solved" mystery. Great sleuthing vetraio!
  6. sweets30, 2 years ago
    Thanks so much for the info. It's so pretty can't wait to hang it.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.