Monday, 31 December 2012

Close-Fitting Dressing

From The Art and Craft of Hairdressing edited by N. E. B. Wolters, 1958 printing.

Folk-Modern Embroidery


From Contemporary Embroidery Design by Joan Nicholson, 1954.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Beauty Unadorned





Uncredited models from Beauty Unadorned by Vincent Lussa, 1969.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Needlecraft Wallpaper

Decorative endpaper from The Pictorial Guide to Modern Home Needlecraft, 1946 reprint.

Aprons


Homemade aprons from The Pictorial Guide to Modern Home Dressmaking, undated.

Bat Catching

Illustration by Brian Walker for Country Fair magazine, April 1958.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

'Blob' Lettering

From Pen Lettering published by The Blandford Press for The Esterbrook Steel Pen Mfg. Co., 1930.

German Poster Alphabet

From Pen Lettering published by The Blandford Press for The Esterbrook Steel Pen Mfg. Co., 1930.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Hungry Sinners

From Esquire's Handbook for Hosts, 1949.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Coleman Hawkins

From Esquire's Jazz Book, 1947.

Competition Coiffure

From The Art & Craft of Hairdressing, N E B Wolters, 1958 edition.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

The Sketch

April 9th, 1958.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Eton Crop

From The Art & Craft of Hairdressing, N E B Wolters, 1958 edition.

Merry Christmas

From Designers in Britain- Volume 3, 1951. Compiled by The Society of Industrial Arts.