Posted 13 years ago
I promised Ray last week that I would upload some images from my collection, so today I walked around and snapped a few. These are photos of one wall of my living room and the fireplace. The fireplace has the posters with the "diminishing logo" that was used in the late 20's. These are some of my favorites. On the walls you will see the large cardboards that were used in the stores from the 30's and 40's. The smaller collection items and trays are housed in turn of the century oak and glass showcases from country stores around the country. The cases create what is called a "micro environment" for the items inside, so it is easier to control humidity level fluctuation, which is very important for the stability of early lithography. I have all the rectangular trays from 1910 - 1948, and many of the earlier trays as well. (I will upload them a little later). The last photo is my small collection of Coca-Cola chewing gum items, the fan, a jar with original label, some gum labels and the two other jar variarions with the "roostertale" tops. The coffee table in the front of the sofa displays early trade cards, menus etc, which I will upload later as well. My kids and their friends call the house :the museum" which I guess is appropriate since I am rather anal about controlling light levels, humidity, and use museum mounting when I frame things. I will upload some more photos of other rooms and cases later. I hope you like. The fun of having collection is sharing it with others who appreciate it too. I will be happy to answer any questions!