People being very chic, advertisements that ran in the January, 1936 issue of Paris “Vogue”. Can’t get more stylish than that. Collections of the BnF Gallica, the digital version of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

“L’hiver aux Pyrénées.” Skiing. View 4, January, 1936 issue of Paris Vogue. Illustrator’s signature not legible. Collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f12.item#
“Quadrilles ou rayés s’accordent avec l’uni.” Playing croquet. View 105, page 40, January, 1936 issue of Paris Vogue. Collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f105.item
Les élevès du Studio Corposano exécutent ici un mouvement de flexion en avant et légèrement dé côté dans une détente musculaire côntrolée et une expiration profonde. Exercice qui tend à acquérir souplesse et nonchalance, fondements de la grâce.” Modern dance. Page 51. January, 1936 issue of Paris Vogue. Collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f182.item#

Sports and modern dance at the height of fashion. Why wear baggy old sweatpants when you can deck out in these.

More wildly rainbow-hued plates from “Les Phénomènes de la Physique” and “Le Monde Physique,” physics textbooks written by Amédée Guillemin and published in 1868 and 1882.

“Electrical light in rarefied gas”. 1868. French. Plate X, “Les Phénomènes de la Physique.” Aquatint by M. Rapine. Collections of the Wellcome Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/optics-illustrations-from-the-physics-textbooks-of-amedee-guillemin-1868-1882
“”Polychromatic Fringes.” 1868. French. Plate VI, “Les Phénomènes de la Physique.” Mezzotint with watercolor by by René Henri Digeon, after an image by J. Silberman. Collections of the Wellcome Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/optics-illustrations-from-the-physics-textbooks-of-amedee-guillemin-1868-1882
“Colored Rings.” 1868. French. Plate VIII,“Les Phénomènes de la Physique.” Mezzotint with watercolor byRené Henri Digeon, after an image by J. Silberman. Collections of the Wellcome Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://wellcomecollection.org/works/ms4gueju
.”Rainbow double refraction, reflection and scattering of light inside raindrops”, 1868. French. Plate XI,“Les Phénomènes de la Physique.” Lithograph with watercolor by René Henri Digeon, after an image by E. Ronjat. Collections of the Wellcome Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://wellcomecollection.org/works/d8zdj7jx

Images taken from the 1909 “Ferronniers, serruriers d’arts, fondeurs, horlogers, mécaniciens” written by Albert Jacquot. One of what looks to have been a series of pamphlets about artists in the Lorraine area of France. Published in Paris by Plon-Nourrit et Cie.

“Heurtoirs, de portes – Serrurerie Lorraine: (Collection L. Wiener, Nancy.” View 11, “Ferronniers, serruriers d’arts, fondeurs, horlogers, mécaniciens.” Collections of the Bibliothèques de Nancy. In the public domain due to age. via https://galeries.limedia.fr/ark:/31124/d8vr7ndbcmkq3qhm/p11
“Imposte de la maison des anciens ateliers de Jean Lamour, Roue de la Primatiale, a Nancy. (Collection L. Wiener).” View 19, “Ferronniers, serruriers d’arts, fondeurs, horlogers, mécaniciens.” Collections of the Bibliothèques de Nancy. In the public domain due to age. via https://galeries.limedia.fr/ark:/31124/d8vr7ndbcmkq3qhm/p19
“Imposte de la maison de Saint Jean de Dieu, Jean Lamour. (Collections of M. Parbey).” View 23 (upper image), “Ferronniers, serruriers d’arts, fondeurs, horlogers, mécaniciens.” Collections of the Bibliothèques de Nancy. In the public domain due to age. via https://galeries.limedia.fr/ark:/31124/d8vr7ndbcmkq3qhm/p23
“Imposte de la maison de Jean Lamour, Rue Des Carmes, a Nancy” (left); “Verrou au Chiffre de Stanislas (Collection L. Wiener).” (right) Lower part of View 23. “Ferronniers, serruriers d’arts, fondeurs, horlogers, mécaniciens.” Collections of the Bibliothèques de Nancy. In the public domain due to age. via https://galeries.limedia.fr/ark:/31124/d8vr7ndbcmkq3qhm/p23

Going glamping with King Louis XIV of France. Paintings from various campaigns when Louis was a young king and went off on campaign with the army. French artist Jean-Baptiste Martin (Martin des Batailles). Living from 1659 to 1735, he became director of the  Gobelins Manufactory in 1690.

“King Louis XIV and his retinue at the siege of a walled city.” Undated. French. Oil on canvas. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/old-master-british-paintings-day-l14037/lot.109.html
L’armée de Louis XIV en campement.” 17th c. French. French. Oil on canvas. Image © 2021 AnticStore. Fair use license. via https://www.anticstore.art/89340P
“The Siege of Mons.” 1691. French. Oil on canvas. © 2021 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/en/l/6424413/

Time to get energized. Posters designed by Georges Favre, published between around 1928 and 1935.

Peugeot poster. 1928. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/GEORGES-FAVRE–DATES-UNKNOWN—PEUGEOT-1928-45-x30–inches-1?saleno=2577&lotNo=199&refNo=782672
“L’inventeur du superhétéréodyme, Radio L.L. (Lucien Levy) sort des modèles sensationnels.” ca. 1930. Lithograph. Image © galerie123.com. Fair use license.via https://www.galerie123.com/en/original-vintage-poster/36866/linventeur-du-superh%C3%A9t%C3%A9r%C3%A9odyme-radio-ll-sort-des-mod%C3%A8les-sensationnels/
“Source Parot: Declaree d’interet public.” 1930. Lithograph. Printed by Créations affiches Gaillard, Paris / Amiens.
Published on the occasion of Source Parot’s 1930 publicity campaign for bottles of water. Image © 2020 Copyright Plazzart S.A.S. Fair use license. via https://www.plazzart.com/en_CA/buy/post-war-modern-art/georges-favre-source-parot-1930-original-large-lithograph-poster-512803
“La Moto Peugeot: la grande marque nationale.” ca. 1928-1935. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/GEORGES-FAVRE-(DATES-UNKNOWN)–LA-MOTO-PEUGEOT-Circa-1930-46?saleno=2558&lotNo=102&refNo=776901

Hand-fans from Fans d’Eventail, Paris. All beautiful. Taken from their September email.



Bees and thistles fan. Fabric leaf painted with bees foraging on thistles and bone sticks and guards carved and painted with thistles. ca. 1900. Maker not known. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/art-nouveau-fans/3056-bees-and-thistles-fan-circa-1900.html
Bird and grappes fan. Painted and embroidered gauze leaf and horn sticks and guards applied with colored mother-of-pearl. ca. 1900. Art Nouveau. French. Duvelleroy, maker. Signed “Duvelleroy” on the back. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/art-nouveau-fans/3052-bird-and-grappes-duvelelroy-fan-circa-1900.html
Himalayan monal feather fan with tortoiseshell sticks and guards. Late 19th c. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/feather-fans/3055-himalayan-monal-late-19th-century.html

Motoring mascots. Make your automobile look like it’s out of “The Great Gatsby”.

“Speed Demon” mascot in nickel plated bronze mounted on a wood display base. 1920s. British. Image
© Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/online_auctions/27142/lot/1



Stylized “Goose” mascot in nickel planted bronze on an integral radiator cap. Drilled on the underside. 1920s. Bocazi, maker. Signed. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/online_auctions/27142/lot/2
Replica “Pathfinder” mascot after Poitvin in nickel plated bronze. Undated. Makers’ marks: marked “Finnigans London” and “Made in France” to the base. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/online_auctions/27142/lot/4

Down to the seashore with French painter Claude-Joseph Vernet. Living from 1714 to 1789, his father and his son were artists too.

“The Shipwreck.” 1772. French. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “J. Vernet / F. 1772” on the bottom left. Collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vernet,Claude_JosephThe_Shipwreck-_1772.jpg
A Storm on a Mediterranean Coast.” 1767. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Getty Center, Los Angeles. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Claude-Joseph_Vernet_-A_Storm_on_a_Mediterranean_Coast-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
“Shipwreck.” 1763. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joseph_Vernet_-Shipwreck-_WGA24740.jpg
“A Seashore.” ca. 1776. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of the National Gallery, London. Image source:
National Gallery, London
. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Claude-Joseph_Vernet_-A_Sea-shorec_1776-_National_Gallery_UK.jpg

Parfum (perfume) advertisements that ran in the January, 1936 issue of Paris “Vogue”. Can’t get more elegant than that.

“Nuit de Longchamp” parfum, Lubin, 11 Rue Royale – Paris. January, 1938. View 9, page 1. French. Laure Albin Guillot, photographer. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f9.item
“Dykil”, “Shanghai”, and Miracle,” Parfums exquis de Lenthéric Paris. View 13, page 5. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f13.item
“French-Cancan de Caron,” parfum de l’exposition 1937.” View 16, Page 8. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f16.item#
“Colony” le nouveau parfum de Jean Patou Paris.” View 220, page 1. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f220.item
“Arpège”, “My Sin (mon péché)”, “Scandal”, “Rumeur,” and “Prétexte” Parfums de Lanvin. View 140, page 9. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f140.item#
“Arpège”, “My Sin (mon péché)”, “Scandal”, “Rumeur,” and “Prétexte” Parfums de Lanvin. Parfums de Printemps. Lanvin. View 137. page 19. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f371.item#

Soup tureens modeled as pheasants. I guess you could put stew in them too. Ceramic. Different makers and times. All fun.

Glazed ceramic pheasant tureen. 20th c. Italian. Maker’s marks: numbered “325168”, marked “Italy”; impressed “28” to the underside. Image © 2002-2021 LiveAuctioneers and Hindmans Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/109173569_an-italian-glazed-ceramic-pheasant-tureen
Majolica ceramic trompe l’oeil pheasant covered tureen. ca. 1910. French. Digoin and Sarreguemines, maker. Image
© 2021 Chairish, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/3275843/antique-french-sarreguemines-majolica-trompe-loeil-pheasant-covered-tureen
Pheasant tureen. 1825. English. Pearlware ceramic enameled in bright colors. Staffordshire Pottery, maker. Image ©2021 Antique Pottery of John Howard at Heritage, http://www.johnhoward.co.uk. Fair use license. via https://www.antiquepottery.co.uk/staffordshire-pottery-pearlware-pheasant-tureen-in-bright-enamel-colours-antique-period-c1820/