Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Isn't this beautiful? It's a poster reproduction of a 1914 bathing suit clad beauty. I found it online, of course, over at PosterPrintShop. The piece measures 12" x 18", is priced at $21.95 with FREE shipping. A partial a description from the page:
"A BEACH SIDE SWIMSUIT BEAUTY AS ONLY COLES PHILLIPS'S IMAGINATION CAN BRING TO LIFE. SHE'S A LONG LEGGED LASS IN A BLACK WOOL SUIT WITH VIRTUE PLUS FASHION ON HIGH AND ADVERTISING MENNON TALCUM POWDER AT THE BEACH. THIS FAIR SKINNED BEAUTY IS MAKING THE BEACH BUMS SWEAT BIG TIME AND HER MAID IS READY TO PROTECT HER FROM THE MUSCLE BOUND SWEETHEARTS WHILE THE CAPE HIDES HER FAIR SKIN FROM THE SUN. NICE STRONG PHILLIPS COLORS ALTHOUGH THERE IS NOT MUCH SHOWING ON THIS GAL WITH THE HEAD TO TOES BLACK WRAPPING."
According to Mr RD Jones from PosterPrintShop:
"The original piece was by an artist named Cole Philips, very well known for his knock out beauties and his most famous "fade away girl.
This PosterPrint was brought to life from a 1914 Mennen's talcum powder advertisement. The original is quite scarce as it was used as a back cover ad so most did not survive without much dirt or damage or both".
Another piece for my wish list...
But wait, there are many more vintage swimwear posters to choose from too, perhaps you'd like something like this Deco piece done by in 1924 by Vanity Fair house artist "Fish".
Oh lordy, off to make some room on my walls.