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 Rhode Island School of Design Saturday Morning Class Brochure. Rhode Island School of Design.Providence, RI.[1910]
A single fold informational brochure for the Rhode Island School of Design's Saturday Morning Classes which were for students of all ages. This brochure focuses on the drawing courses offered by them: freehand drawing, design, and mechanical drawing. As the focus of this brochure is drawing classes, it is ironic then that the illustration on the front cover is a photograph of a hand made pitcher and bowl. The interior pages of this brochure provides some general information on the program, and although it is stated that this program is for students of all ages, the text emphasizes elementary school children. For example it states, "children have a natural love for form and color, and this sense is often lost in later years if it is not encouraged and developed." The back cover of this brochure provides a brief outline of the ground covered in each of the courses. Single-fold brochure. Measures 6 1/4" x 4 x1/4" (folded), 8 1/2" x 6 1/4" (unfolded)..
Antonio Ratti Gouache Silk Textile Design No. 3
Gouache. Geometric objects in circular image.  Black, white and red. Created on card stamped - Tessile Serica Italiana Francis Clivio & C. Como with logo. Design size 2 3/4" in diameter and Card size5" x 6 1/2" .
Antonio Ratti Gouache Silk Textile Design No. 4
Gouache. Geometric designs in square image.  Blue, black and white. Illustrators pencil markings. Created on card stamped - Tessile Serica Italiana Francis Clivio & C. Como. Design size 3" x 3" and Card size 6" x 9".
Repurposed 1878 Diary -  Manuscript Lace Patterns & Potpourri Recipes. ..1881-1902
The diary through mid-March is absent and begins with a short news clipping for Torchon Lace.  This is followed by manuscript instructions for Drusella Lace followed by a random pencil sketch of a farm house.  This is followed by Hansom Wide Lace, Knitted Diana Lace, Pretty Knit Lace.  Mid-April through November is blank. The next entry is Filling for Rose Jar, Green Pot-pourri and another drawing of a farm house.The final page has sketches for signs for a Boarding House and a Dentist.   Brief but interesting content.  Measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/4".  .
 A pencil drawn kimono pattern with ornate decoration including serpents, coy, a stormy sea, heron overhead and more. .c1920s.
What appears to be a complete handmade paper pattern for a kimono complete with hand penciled design for embroidery or appliqué that includes scenes of a violent sea, sea serpents, herons flying above a sailing vessel and more.  Proposed colors have been penciled on the pattern. The back piece measures 48" x 32". Reverse is blank.  Appears to be from the 1950s.  .
Antonio Ratti Gouache Silk Textile Design No. 7 - Set of 3
Gouache. Starburst design.  Red, blue, yellow, and white. Created on paper. Illustrators pencil grid. Design size 4 3/4" x 7".
A Pair of Event Advertising Posters by Anna Louise Falk. .Connecticut.c1925
Two hand-made posters by Anna-Louise (Rudin) Falk. She was an artist who lived in Connecticut and was known for portrait and still-life painting, illustration. These two posters are advertisements for events, the first a play and the second a charity event.   "Nothing But The Truth" appears to be the play based on novel of the same name by Frederic S. Isham. The play is a comedy about a stockbroker who must tell the truth for a whole day. The illustration accompanying the poster appears to be the logo for the performers, 'Parish Players', as the eyes are two 'P's. Measures 18 3/4" x 14" "Tulip Tea" is a poster advertising a benefit hosted for the Branford Visiting Nurse Association in May 1925. Tickets were 35 cents each, and there was food, candy, dolls, baskets, toys, and a picture gallery. The poster itself has two whimsical renditions of tulips on either side of the text, in color (red, yellow, orange, and green). The title of the poster, Tulip Tea, is done in a gradient of red, yellow and orange. There are pencil marks seen beneath the text and drawing and was obviously used as a guide for the design.  Measures 22" x 14".. The 'Tulip Tea' poster has a tear on the bottom right corner, approximately 3". As well as 4 small pin holes from when it was displayed. "Nothing but the Truth" has one pin hole at the top center. Minor toning/ fading due to age/light damage.
Warja Honegger-Lavater (illustrator) Little Red Riding Hood, A Modern Artist Book. The Museum of Modern Art.New York.1971
Little Red Riding Hood is an accordion style folding book that tells the classic tale using abstract symbols rather than written language. At the beginning of the book there is a legend of  symbols- colored dots or geometric shapes- used to tell the story. For example Little Red Riding Hood herself is a red dot, the wolf is a black dot, the house is a brown square and grandmother is a blue dot. By using these pictorial symbols, the artist, Warja Honegeer-Lavater, reinterprets the tale into a brightly colored abstract book that allows the tale not to be constrained by the text. The original book done by the artist and published in France in 1965 by Ateliers Arte Paris. MOMA recreated the artist's book in 1971. This book is considered to be one of the first known 'modern artist books', was a part of a fairy series done by Honegeer-Lavater that included such works as: Little Tom Thumb, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. Maroon boards slip case and covers. Paper cover labels on slip case and covers. Measures 6 3/4" x 4 1/2".. Warja Honegger-Lavater was born in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1913 to Emil Lavater and Mary Lavater-Sloman. She studied at Zurich School of Applied Arts, and after graduation she became a successful graphic designer. She married Gottfried Honegger in 1940 and had two daughters, Bettina and Cornelia. She moved to New York in 1958. She died on May 3, 2007.
Victorian  Skirt Lifter to hang from a Chatelaine. ..c1870
A 5 1/2" x 2" brass clip of sorts with a lock in the shape of a decorative heart . A brass circle at top to attach to a chain on a chatelaine.  . Used by Victorian women predominantly from the 1840s-1880s. Most often hung from a chatelaine for easy access.  It kept the hem of the skirt from dragging in the skirt when the occasion warranted and allowed for easy release to avoid risk of exposing the ankles and the scandal this may create.
Antonio Ratti Gouache Silk Textile Design No. 6
Gouache. Exotic fish design. Red, yellow and black. Stamped on reverse - Schizzi Novita E Disegni Como. Design size 4 1/4" x 7 1/4".
Antonio Ratti Gouache Silk Textile Design No. 10
Gouache. Decorative designs. Green, orange, white and black. Created on card stamped - Francis Clivio & C. with logo. Design size 4 7/8" x 6 1/4" and Card size 6" x 8 3/4".
Antonio Ratti Gouache Silk Textile Design No. 11
Gouache. Decorative designs. Blue, green and white. Created on card stamped -  Francis Clivio & C. with logo. Hand penned design No. 11.  Design size 5 1/8" x 6 1/8" and Card size 6" x 8 3/4".han
Antonio Ratti Gouache Silk Textile Design No. 9
Gouache. Decorative designs. Purple, white and black. Created on card stamped - Francis Clivio & C. with logo.  Design size 4 3/4" x 6 1/4" and Card size 6" x 8 3/4".
Antonio Ratti Gouache Silk Textile Design No. 5 - Set of 3
Gouache. Geometric designs on paper. Black, white and red.  Stamped on reverse- Tessile Serica Italiana Francis Clivio & C. Design size 4 3/4" x 6 1/4".
Antonio Ratti Gouache Silk Textile Design No.1
Gouache. Created on paper. Decorative designs. Red, white and black. Design size 5 1/2" x 6 3/4".
Antonio Ratti Gouache Silk Textile Design No. 18
Gouache. Geometric patterns. Yellow and black.  Created on red paper. Tessile Serica Italiana Francis Clivio & C. Como with logo. Design size 3 1/4" x 3 3/4".
Antonio Ratti Gouache Silk Textile Design No. 8 - Set of 8
Gouache. Decorative device designs. Created on blue paper. Stamped on reverse - Tessile Serica Italiana Francis Clivio & C. Como. Design size 3 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Geraldine S Kurnentz Schrier Ladieswear Garment Patterns: Coursework of Gerri Kurnentz from the Fashion Institute of Technology. .New York, New York.c1957
This binder belonged to Geraldine "Gerri" Kurnentz during her time as a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. The binder contains two distinct courses on ladies wear garments and their corresponding work. Each section starts with the syllabus for the course, followed by Gerri's work and various handouts. These typed syllabus and instructional handouts provided by the school are often stamped with her teacher's name, such as N. Angelier (Nancy L Angelier) and F Leto. The two courses featured in this binder are Pattern Drafting and Design taught by Angelier and Apparel Design, taught by Leto. The coursework often consists of hand-drawn miniature patterns- drawn to scale- which are pasted or pinned onto graph paper. On particularly difficult tasked, such as the inclusion of a notched collar, multiple tiny pattern pieces are affixed to the drawn pattern with straight pins.  At times these patterns are also made from canvas or tracing paper which has been pinned into the graph paper. Along with the patterns are her notes and magazine cutouts of illustrations of the articles of clothing she was attempting to make. Interspersed between all of this are a few newspaper articles she found interesting and a few fashion sketches. It is unclear if these sketches are Gerri's original designs or simply sketches of the dresses she was trying to create. Some of the techniques and/or patterns she learned in these two courses are:  a Notched collar, a Dolman Sleeve, a Ragian Sleeve, a elongated armhole, a petal skirt, and a princess dress. 2 in, 3 ring binder with blue fabric covers. The pages of the binder are encased in plastic sleeve inserts, of which there are 67 (including the one on the front cover).  As such there are approximately 134 (a few plastic inserts are single sided). The binder dates from the mid 1950s, but no later than 1958, as Gerri was married in that year and her name changed to Schrier.  Measures 11 1/2" x 10 1/2". Geraldine "Gerri" S Kurnentz was born on September 3, 1938 to Sidney Kurnentz and Bessie Kurnentz nee Schwartz. She married Richard Schrier in New York in 1958. She eventually moved to New Jersey and had at least two children. Gerri died on July 3 2017.
Antonio Ratti Gouache Silk Textile Design No. 2 - Set of 6 Olympian theme
Gouache. Olympian designs - Running, Wrestling,  Javelin and Discus. Created on card stamped - Tessile Serica Italiana Francis Clivio & C.  Como with logo. Design size 3 1/4" x 4 3/4"  and Card size  4 3/4" x 6 1/2".
Antonio Ratti Gouache Silk Textile Design No. 16 - Set of 9
Gouache. Decorative device designs. Black, red and white. Created on blue paper. Design size 3 3/4" x 4".