Stylized up flowers and other pretty things from a little over a century ago. Cover art for “Mayflower” magazine from the 1890s. American.

Issue of December 18, 1897. Collections of magazineart.org. Scanned by the Internet Archive Python library 1.8.1. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Mayflower189712
August, 1893. Volume IX, Number VIII. Collections of magazineart.org. Scanned by the Internet Archive Python library 1.8.1. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Mayflower189308
February, 1893. Volume IX, Number II. Collections of magazineart.org. Scanned by the Internet Archive Python library 1.8.1. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Mayflower189302

Jugenstil artwork from “Jugend magazine: Münchner illustrierte Wochenschrift für Kunst und Leben,” Band 1, Number 1-26 which was published in 1902 in Münich.

“Ich bin die Flamme . . …” Page 67. Fritz Hegenbart, Munich, artist. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0067/image
Page 184 (detail). Erich Kleinhempel, Dresden, artist. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0187/image
“An Paul Heyse.” Page 199 (detail). Walther Püttner, Munich, artist. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0202/image

“Apollo schlug die Cither, und Venus bezauberte alles, indem sie dazu einen Tanz aufführte” aus Max Klinger “Amor und Psyche.” Page 201. Theodore Stroefer’s Kunstgering, Nürnberg, artist. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0204/image
H. Meyer-Cassel, Starnberg, artist. Page 237. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0243/image

Magazine advertisements from the United States Brewers Foundation 1940s “Home Life in America” campaign which aimed to promote beer drinking at home. Various illustrators.

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“First Fine Day of Spring,” Number 81 in the series “Home Life in America.” 1953. American. Vintage magazine advertisement. John Gannam, illustrator (1907-1965). Public domain. via https://americangallery.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/john-gannam-1907-1965-2/

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“Thanksgiving dinner.” #101. 1954. American. Vintage magazine advertisement. John Gannam, illustrator (1907-1965). Public domain. via http://milkypinkyway.blogspot.com/2013/07/home-life-in-america-in-40s-old.html

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Vintage illustration done before 1955. American. Alexander Carter, illustrator (1891-1955). Public domain. via http://westread.blogspot.com/2013/05/illustrations-from-past-decades-part-12.html

Art Déco with a Brazilian spin. 1920s cover art from J Carlos (José Carlos) “Para Todos” magazine.

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Issue of December, 1927. In the public domain due to age. via http://artcontrarian.blogspot.com/2017/04/j-carlos-jazz-age-brazilian-illustrator.html

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Issue of February, 1927. In the public domain. via https://flashbak.com/para-todos-covers-brazils-gorgeous-1920s-art-deco-style-magazine-372408/

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1926. In the public domain due to age. via https://flashbak.com/para-todos-covers-brazils-gorgeous-1920s-art-deco-style-magazine-372408/

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January, 1927. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/184225440987774879/

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Issue of February, 1927. In the public domain. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/184225440988484691/

All you need do is buy your ticket and pack your bags. Advertising ephemera for the golden age of zeppelins. All of these from the collections of the Wolfsonian—Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida.

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Front cover of the book “Autour du Monde en Zeppelin.” ca. 1929. Léo Gerville-Réache, graphic designer. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF057943/00001?search=airship

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“Hindenburg (Das luftschiff des deutschen volkes). Cover art. ca. 1936. Werner von Langsdorff graphic designer for Zeppelin-Metallwerke. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF049818/00001?search=airship

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“Mit Luftschiff Hindenburg über den Atlantik” (das Buch vom Sieg eines deutschen Gedankens). 1936. Rolf Brandt, graphic designer (born in 1886). Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF049433/00001?search=airship

Artwork done for various magazines and their advertisers. J. C. Leyendecker, illustrator. Living from 1874 to 1951, he did work for the Saturday Evening Post. Norman Rockwell was a pallbearer at his funeral.

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Advertisement for Kellogg’s Cornflakes. ca. 1912. Image © 2018 Haggin Museum. Fair use license. via https://hagginmuseum.org/collections/leyendecker-j-c/kelloggs-kid/

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Advertisement for Kuppenheimer & Company’s suits. No date. Image © 2018 Haggin Museum. Fair use license. via https://hagginmuseum.org/collections/leyendecker-j-c/kuppenheimer-suits-advertisement/

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“Labor Day on the Beach.” Artwork for the cover of the Saturday Evening Post for September 3, 1932. 1932. In the public domain due to age. via https://jcleyendecker.tumblr.com/

Historical paintings with a very edgy spin. More interesting than most. I want to find out what happens next. Italian. Fortunino Matania, artist (1881-1963).

"Nefertiti in her Royal Chariot." No date.
“Nefertiti in her Royal Chariot.” No date. Private Collection. © Estate of the artist. Image © The Bridgman Art Library. Fair use license. via https://www.art.com/products/p21693884492-sa-i7399393/fortunino-matania-nefertiti-in-her-royal-chariot.htm?RFID=217825&ProductTarget=797871853587&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=PLA&gclid=CjwKCAiAjrXxBRAPEiwAiM3DQorPlkK0b4

Beheading of Holofernes by Judith. Reproduced in the magazine Britannia and Eve in 1929.
Beheading of Holofernes by Judith. Reproduced in the magazine “Britannia and Eve” in 1929. Watercolor. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2001 – 2020 The Book Palace. Fair use license. via https://bookpalace.com/acatalog/info_MataniaJudith.html

A woman in Arabian dress holding aloft a platter and surrounded by warriors.
A woman in Arabian dress holding aloft a platter and surrounded by warriors. No date. Gouache en grisaille. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 MutualArt Services, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/A-woman-in-Arabian-dress-holding-aloft-a/14121956AE814B3A

Boadicea leading Iceni revolt by Fortunino Matania
“Boadicea leading the Iceni revolt.” Used as an illustration for the series”Famous Women from History” which appeared in “Britannia and Eve” magazine. © Estate of the artist. Image © mediastorehouse.com. Fair use license. via https://www.mediastorehouse.com/mary-evans-prints-online/boadicea-leading-iceni-revolt-fortunino-matania-14196059.html

Cuban Art Deco. Conrado Massaguer, illustrator (1989-1965).

"La fabula larga, muy larga,  este invierño. No muy sanitario, pero si muy chic."
“La fabula larga, muy larga, este invierño. No muy sanitario, pero si muy chic.” No date. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://cubaproject.org/cuban-republic/intellectuals/grupo-minorista/conrado-massaguer/xc2002_11_4_375_17_000/

"Neurótica." 1927. Design by Massaguer.
“Neurótica.” 1927. Design by Massaguer. Watercolor by Carlos M. Sánchez. © Estates of the artists. Fair use license. via https://cubaproject.org/cuban-republic/intellectuals/grupo-minorista/conrado-massaguer/xc2002_11_4_375_14_000/

"S M., La Moda: un elegante vestido, de playa, blanco con adorno maranja y azul pastel." No exact date.
“S M., La Moda: un elegante vestido, de playa, blanco con adorno maranja y azul pastel.” No exact date. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://cubaproject.org/cuban-republic/intellectuals/grupo-minorista/conrado-massaguer/xc2002_11_4_375_3_000/

Covers for Life magazine and other illustrations by Irish illustrator Power O’Malley (1877–1946), who studied at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art before immigrating to America.

"Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot?" Cover for Life magazine. June 2, 1910.
“Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot?” Cover for Life magazine. June 2, 1910. Life Magazine volume 55, 1910. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Life_1910-06-02_cover_-_Power_O%27Malley.jpg

"Will it Hold?" June 20, 1912.
“Will it Hold?” June 20, 1912. Honeymoon number, Life magazine. In the public domain. via https://100yearsagotoday.wordpress.com/tag/power-omalley/

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“Proclaiming Liberty To All The World, Broad Stripes.” 20th c. In the public domain. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/o-malley-power-1870-or-77-1946-proclaiming-liberty-to-all-the-world-broad-stripes-power-o-malley.html

"My Girl." November 6, 1913.
“My Girl.” November 6, 1913. Life magazine Thanksgiving issue. Image © Waterford County Museum 2014. Fair use license. via http://www.waterfordmuseum.ie/exhibit/web/DisplayPrintableImage/K0ntlR1InIckY/

Illustrations from the 1930 brochure for the French ocean line”L’Atlantique.” Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, publisher. Collection of the Wolfsonian at Florida International University.

"La Rue Principale." Page 7.
“La Rue Principale.” Page 7. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/7j?search=Deco

"La Grande Salle a Manger." Page 8.
“”La Grande Salle a Manger des Premières Classes.”Page 8. (left side of a two page spread) Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/8j?search=Deco

"Apartement de Luxe." Page 10.
“Apartement de Luxe.” Page 10. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/10j?search=Deco

"La Grande Salle a Manger des Premières Classes."
“La Grande Salle a Manger des Premières Classes.” Page 9. (right side with staircase of a two page spread) Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/8j?search=Deco