Browsing All posts tagged under »J.C. Leyendecker«

Vintage Leyendecker

June 19, 2013

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An illustrated biography of German-American artist J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951) sets the stage for his rise to fame: To better understand the overall impact of J.C. Leyendecker, and of illustration art in general, one must recall the context of the age when illustration was the only way for the public to receive images.  Harper’s and Scribner’s […]

Easter Parade

April 5, 2012

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The unfettered materialism of Christmas has obscured the fact that Easter is actually the most important holiday in the Christian calendar.  Back in the day the well-to-do would don their very best for Easter services which meant morning dress for the gentlemen.  In New York City they would then literally parade their finery down 5th […]

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