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Friday, September 21, 2007

Femme Fatale Bookplate & W. J. Lugsdin Ad

Just found a couple of nice ephemera items. First this noirish bookplate belonging to "Ruth Parsons, anno 1944".

Click for larger version. It's looks better than it reproduces (my scanner isn't playing well with the printing dots).

And this ad card from W. J. Lugsdin Hats, Caps and Furs, 259 Yonge St. Toronto (Opposite Trinity Square)

Nice color, charming vintage bathing costumes and peeping toms. On the reverse is penciled "Ellsworth Rishel, Toronto, Ont, Canada"

I'm not finding anything about the business but here's an image of Yonge Street from around the period of the card.

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