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Posted 4 years ago

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ttomtucker
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I started collecting these prints many years ago. The original portraits of Cupid Awake/Asleep were taken by M.B. Parkinson and the picture is a real little girl named Josephine Anderson.

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  1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    You might think that a lot of the same picture would be overload but with the different frames and different groupings it really works!
  2. Picking-and-Collecting Picking-and-Collecting, 4 years ago
    My wife has the little oval ones, about 7" tall with tin frames painted to look like wood. Very sweet.
  3. sharon vaden, 4 years ago
    I have a 5x7 in wooden frame , Cupid Asleep, it says copyright 1897 it also says who it is by , but am unable to read it. on the back of the frme is a about 3x5 sticker that says Tulsa Art store with alot of differnt stuff on it .The picture appears to be of card board. I was wondering if it might be worth something. Would appreciate any info you can give me on it.
  4. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 years ago
    Sharon, The name you can't read is M.B. Parkinson. I checked Ebay and a 5 x 7
    is starting at $19.99 and in some cases less. I found out the other day there are cupid awake/asleep black girls and they are rare.
  5. Lesley Arthur, 3 years ago
    I have the set of prints in wood frames. I want to find out how much they are worth?
  6. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Lesley, are they the large prints like photo 1 or 2 or the smaller prints?
  7. lesley arthur, 3 years ago
    They are large prints each in its own frame
  8. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Lesley, a 12" x 15" in a frame now days will sell around $49.00 ea. There are repro's out their and that has brought the price down.
  9. Sunny Hughes, 3 years ago
    I have just purchased Cupid Awake and Asleep. They are precious 7 inch oval prints. On this page you have pictured them in a trio, the middle being that of a mother and child. Can you please identify that print? And is it the same size of 7 inch oval as the two cupids? Thank you, sunhu.
    PS The cupids stir lovely nostalgia when a youngster.
  10. Sunny Hughes, 3 years ago
    I have just purchased Cupid Awake and Asleep. They are precious 7 inch oval prints. On this page you have pictured them in a trio, the middle being that of a mother and child. Can you please identify that print? And is it the same size of 7 inch oval as the two cupids? Thank you, sunhu.
    PS The cupids stir lovely nostalgia when a youngster.
  11. Andrew Paronish, 3 years ago
    I found a mirror that has cupid awake and asleep on it in an old building about 10 years ago. The information on the arrow, date, M.B. Parkinson are consistant with the others. Any idea its worth? Andy
  12. Sharon Powalka, 3 years ago
    I have "Cupid Awake" and "Cupid Asleep" and "Mother & Baby" in a triple oval brass frame - not hinged - it hangs on the wall. These are copyright 1897 with MB Parkinson on the front of the pictures - not reproductions. The frame is lovely. The frame at either side is 2-1/2" wide x 3-1/2" and frame in middle is 4-1/2" x 3-1/4". Does anyone have an idea on what I should ask if selling it?
  13. mari, 3 years ago
    I have the beautiful cupid awake/ asleep very large(I don't know I"m guessing 12' 18') dated 1897(114yrs old! wow! that's old!) they made odd size photo's back then-- can anyone tell me what they are worth or should i go on ebay? thanks, m
  14. mari, 3 years ago
    oh, i would like to add they are two different pictures with old frames also -- ------good hunting! m
  15. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you mari
  16. Mrs. D, 3 years ago
    Hello, I have a set of lithos or photos? of Cupid Awake Asleep.
    The unusual thing about them is they are done on actual photograph paper, the backside of the Cupid litho/photos is other actual photos on the backsides of them. Marked Western Newspaper Union Pub. Taber Prang Art Co. on the photo'd backsides. The cupids size is 8 1/8" x 6 1/8", the old wood frames are 10" x 7 1/1". I have photos of them , would love to know if these are rare and value.
  17. talamak57, 2 years ago
    This is just so fabulous to me as I have copies that I took the original photos form the owners ( One had the awake and the other had the asleep) had made copied and framed and matted them 30 years ago. These are my favorite of all time! The story of how these came about for me is a fun story in itself. I love your collectibles! I am just in awe. Simply just fabulous!
  18. talamak57, 2 years ago
    Have you noticed that on the cupid asleep, you have one pose where the finger is upright and one that isn't!
  19. archit25usm, 2 years ago
    I am trying to find out if my cupid pictures are originals or not. Was wondering if you could help me? My grandmother have these when she was little and she would have been 92 this year.

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