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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Not long ago, I posted some original 1911 Paris millinery fashion chromolithographs here on my blog as well as in my Zibbet shop ... and the response has been wonderful!

And just now, taking a look at my Zibbet shop now ... it's is being over-run by Edwardian fashions ~ I just cannot get enough! So today, I thought I'd post another group of those beauties.

This time, a grouping of Harrison Fisher's beautiful ladies. Whether on the cover of The Ladies Home Journal Magazine, illustrating a book of (really really awful schmaltzy) poetry, or portraying women helping the cause with World War I Red Cross posters, Fisher, creator of the 'American Beauty', truly set the standard for feminine beauty during the Edwardian Period.

Timeless. Gorgeous to frame, simply or ornately. Fisher's beauties can handle it.

And these were my father's very most favorites. He thought them feminine and charming and he never ever tired of them. I do believe Daddy was correct

xo Karen
Who Robbed the Ocean Cave
Grooming the Bride
Cupid's Captive
And Yet Her Eyes Can Look Wise
Her Bosom's Like A Frozen Lake
Her Eyes Were Made To Worship
Good Fellowship
She Took My Fido
She Wore A Witching Gown
Elegance In Black
Fair Friends
On The Town
I Care Not Though Her Teeth Are Pearls
The Black Hat


fabriquefantastique said...

Karen, are the titles from the magazines yours or originals. 'Grooming the Bride' is a topic for conversation!!

September 1, 2010 at 7:56 AM
PetitPoulailler said...

Yes ~ all my Fisher lithos are from the original books, either American Beauties or Fair Maidens, I've used the actual book titles whenever possible. Most of the 'titles' are taken from the poem that Fisher was illustrating and are really awkward, in wording and in today's meaning ~

"And Yet Her Eyes Can Look Wise" or "Her Bosom's Like A Frozen Lake" or "I Care Not Though Her Teeth Are Pearls"

Some are fairly straightforward and make sense ~ "Cupid's Captive"

But there *are* one or two which were untitled, i.e. 'Elegance in Black', and I must take the blame for the naming ~ I tried to keep it in line with the others, without sounding ridiculous, and hopefully succeeded with most :\

September 1, 2010 at 8:05 AM
Barbra said...

No Edwardian chickens? Hmmmmm!
Gorgeous grouping,wish they went with my decor but I can lust,can't I?!

September 1, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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