Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pretty Alphabet

In the same box I purchased at the long ago auction in Illinois is a saved article from the Chicago Sunday Tribune back in September of 1914 - before even I was born! This is the back of the item and I thought you might enjoy seeing the old ad from a department store in Chicago. I love the the old ads and lovely drawings from that era. The yellowed old piece of newspaper was saved for the next two scans, however.

This is a pretty, simple flower alphabet that is meant for embroidery. Unfortunately, it is only the first half - but, if the letters you need are there, you may want to save it. I think you could also turn some of them into ones that are missing - turn the B into a P, the D into an O, etc. Just a thought. You might like to right click and save as to put it in your files. When I was a kid, my dad used to go "uptown" to Chillicothe and bring back the Chicago Trib on Sunday. I adored the funny papers and especially when they had a Brenda Starr (or other) paper doll. I am going to do some surfing and find some of the old comic strips from back then. One that I think of is Katzenjammer Kids - Hans and Fritz. (Click to enlarge)


Chartreuse Moose said...

Thank you for the fun post! Aren't those old clips from times gone by interesting? Comics...didn't we love them!!!

Karen said...

Oh, such fun to see!