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Here is a one of a kind historical paper ephemera find for re-purpose or fashion reference a vintage scrapbook marked Figures on the front map cover that someone created by collecting and documenting the original visual representations of gender men, women and children in popular American culture. It's mostly men that cover the pages from I'd say the 1930s up until the 1950s as seen in magazine, advertising and newspaper clippings... the originals!

There is no writing in it although some captions are included in the cuttings. The cut outs from magazines and newspaper are an archive of visual types of men and roles for them: from businessmen to farmers, from soldiers to inventors, we see all sorts of men in photographs, drawings, cartoons, at work and play, doing what defines a "man".

The images are well glued in and well placed on the page... there is no overlapping and everything had been very carefully and neatly cut out by whomever created this archive... it is very tidy and ordered like a catalogue... I suspect it must have been an artist designer, someone working in a visual field who needed to keep a visual documentation of different "figures" for their own reference. It is an amazing and valuable visual index of the mid Twentieth Century North American life for the working man and woman and the pages are arranged by themes such as "heads", "farms", "hats" or "sportsmen", etc. There are many illustrations and cartoon and caricatures, leading me to believe the collector was a professional illustrator.

There are 30 full pages filled with male visuals, 3 partial pages, 4 pages of large male portraits, 1 partial. The book measures 15 1/2" x 11".

Also, 6 full pages of female visuals, 2 full pages of children visuals. The rest of the pages are blank. If you'd like to see more pics (there's sooo much more!) convo me...

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Vintage Scrapbook Archive of Pop Culture Cuttings a Collection of White Men and Women 1930s 1940s 1950s.


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