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Women fishing Illustrations

1885-1910
 Collection
Identifier: 1996-316

Abstract

Angling is a method of fishing by means of using an angle or fish hook. The hook itself can be dressed with lures or bait to attract the fish. F. Earl Christy (1883-1961) was an illustrator whose early works glorified the society college girl. After the college girl craze ran its course, he painted more mature men and women, movie stars, and political figures in his romantically idealized style. These three items show women with fishing poles. One of the postcard illustration's artwork is by F. Earl Christy.

Dates

  • 1885-1910

Creator

Extent

3 item(s)

General Physical Description

3 items : color postcards and ephemera ; 5.5 x 6.5 in. or smaller

Historical Note

Angling is a method of fishing by means of using an angle or fish hook. The hook is generally attached to a fishing line. The fishing line is currently made from a synthetic material like nylon, but originally horsehair or silk were used. The line is usually attached to a fishing rod, which is fitted with a fishing reel that functions as a mechanism for storing, retrieving and paying out the line. The hook itself can be dressed with lures or bait to attract the fish.

F. Earl Christy (1883-1961) was an illustrator whose early works glorified the society college girl. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His first College Girl postcard series was published in 1905 by the U.S.S. Postcard Company. After the college girl craze ran its course, he painted more mature men and women, movie stars, and political figures in his romantically idealized style. His work can be found on the covers of vintage fan magazines, sheet music, fans, blotters, book illustrations, boxes, jigsaw puzzles, posters, serving trays, bookmarks, advertising mailers, catalogs, programs, china, and textiles. He passed away on Long Island, New York in 1961.

Scope and Content

These three items show women with fishing poles. The earliest piece, a hybrid tradecard-receipt (1880s), shows four well-dressed women and a girl on a dock fishing; the other two items are postcards with 1907 and 1909 copyrights. One of the postcard illustration's artwork is by F. Earl Christy, the American artist.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Women fishing illustrations
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400