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Magazine Art

Magazines shaped our lives, and the rest is history.

The great illustrators of the period 1850-1950 had a tremendous influence on us and the rest of the world. One of the most popular ways they presented their work was as the cover art for the mass and specialist magazines that were published under thousands of titles and in millions and millions of copies. We know today of Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, but there were hundreds and thousands of other artists whose work is now forgotten except by collectors and specialists. Some have been honored by art books about their work, but most are now simply unknown to the general public.

One reason for this undeserved obscurity is that their work is quite difficult to find. Bound volumes of these magazines, both in libraries and in the hands of private collectors, usually do not include the covers, for reasons we today find hard to imagine. You must look for individual copies of these magazines, sold as collector's items and available in variable condition. Old magazines turn up regularly on eBay and in shops, but they are expensive, and it is difficult to find, analyze, and store them in one's home. Hence MagazineArt.org.

We scan and photograph magazine covers from this era: as many as we can find, of whatever subject matter. The only requirement is that the issue must -have- a cover design. We prefer the ones that change from issue to issue, but we'll record them even if they simply list the contents of the magazine. We've had images donated, and we've picked them up where we can. At this time we have thousands of them, many of them suitable for display but all requiring some processing in Photoshop before they are presentable.

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Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by Coles Phillips
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Woman in blue silk/satiny dress shows off her legs in fine silk stockings. Behind her is a painting or fabric sample in complementary colors, atop a brown cabinet offering contrast. The art does the selling, and the text is minimal. Published in a 1923 issue of the AMERICAN MAGAZINE. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay seller daysoffuturepast, who also sells printed materials from her personal website. Restoration by: jess at daysoffuturepast
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Women's Hosiery, class, slinky, gams, beauty,...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Coles Phillips
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One of two ads for the Willys-Overland Model 80, as a roadster and as a touring car, from the May, 1915 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. In the roadster sits a man with deerstalker cap and Sherlock Holmes pipe, his wife driving him out among the flowering trees. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Variety of Smaller Companies and...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by Coles Phillips
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Beautiful ad for Holeproof Silk Hosiery for women, with a model sitting on a wall in front of a thousand pink roses. Published in the October, 1924 issue of COSMOPOLITAN. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Women's Hosiery, magazine covers, vintage...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by Coles Phillips
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Every ad tells a story, and this is a beach romance punctuated by a walk in the sand. From the October 16, 1916 issue of EVERY WEEK. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Women's Hosiery, romance
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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A babe in a slinky black leotard, that's college for me. Content: "Baby Be Good!" by James Aswell, and a new novel, "Culpepper the Indifferent." Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, College Humor, night club, hostess, speakeasy, virtue, jazz age, sex
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Subject, theme, or story: Woman finds the first issue of LIFE, the humor magazine, in an old trunk and reads it Source: Mariangela Buch Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, LIFE the humor magazine, Coles Phillips, woman, trunk,...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Coles Phillips
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One of two ads for the Willys-Overland Model 80, as a roadster and as a touring car, from the May, 1915 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. In the touring car ad, a woman on the road gestures at the hood, while a man stands up and gesticulates, and three other women sit in the car with fairly resigned attitudes of boredom or humor. It may be apple blossom time, but what magnetic power for attracting babes does this guy have, anyway? Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by:...
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Variety of Smaller Companies and...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Slight fadeaway effect of woman wearing green skirt, against green background of garden and yard, taking a plant out of a pot to put in the ground. Content: Items by Ella Wheeler wilcox, Mrs. Rorer, Martha Bensley Bruère, Kathleen Norris, Dr. Wiley, Mrs. Pankhurst, Woods Hutchinson, Henri Fabre, and Dorothy Dix. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: ebay seller powerangers Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, gardening, planting, potting
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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The original painting used for the March, 1913 issue. Illustration House says, "When the cover was published the blue in the window was altered photo-mechanically." Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Spring, 2010, Auction Catalog of Illustration House, where it sold for $36,000 + 15% buyer's premium
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, reading, book, home, fadeaway
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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"Fade-Away" painting of a woman trying on two pairs of shoes, to see which she'll go with, as the winner of "The Survival of the Fittest." Note white wicker chair and table. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Tom Harris, collector/seller, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art,...
Magazine Art: Personal and Human Aspects
by Coles Phillips
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Ad for the Mulsified, from the April, 1918 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Perfect for your pre-Raphaelite hair. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Personal and Human Aspects, Hair Care, magazine covers, vintage...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Coles Phillips
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Ad for the Model 83 Overland, now at $750 costing $325 less than last year. Take note of that picture, as you will see people with their arms out again and again in Overland ads. Published in the July, 1915 issue of the LADIES' WORLD. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Variety of Smaller Companies and...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Subject, theme, or story: Woman at desk, looking at Valentine's card she has just written Source: Mariangela Buch Image Processing by: magscanner Tags & Keywords: love, romance, Valentine's Day, letter, handwriting, quill pen
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, LIFE the humor magazine, jokes, cartoons, funny stories,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Slight fadeaway effect in a Christmas image of child pointing at a picture in a children's book his mother is holding, while dog and horsecart toys sit on the floor. Content: "The romantick Lady," by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: ebay seller powerangers Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, holiday, gift, colorful, boy
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay sellers Image Processing by: magscanner Tags & Keywords: Christmas, cards, mail, winter, snow, fade-away
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, LIFE the humor magazine, jokes, cartoons, funny stories,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Woman in black floral dress, sitting on a pink and white chair against a black background, holds out her teacup as if for a refill. Unusually dark composition for Phillips, but he did these occasionally. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: ebay seller powerangers Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, party, drink
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Child dripping purple liquid, as used in Easter-egg making, over the edge of the table and about to land on their cat. Like Phillips channeling Maxfield Parrish. Content: "Every Woman Her Own Burbank." Artist: Coles Phillips Source: ebay seller powerangers Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, dye, holiday, mess, kitty, scramble, yowl, chaos
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Fadeaway of a woman ascending a staircase. Special effect not as extreme as in previous month's entry. Content: Mrs. Rorer, "Three Meals a Day," and Mrs. Bruère, "Getting Rid of Housework." Artist: Coles Phillips Source: ebay seller powerangers Restoration by: magscanner This cover is available as a fine art giclée print from Art.com.
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, staircase, banister, cape
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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A Coles Phillips cover, "The Call of the Wild," published as a memorial when he died far too early. See following pages for a collection of his covers for LIFE. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Tom Harris, collector/seller, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, babe, party, nightlife, remembrance, artist
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Image Processing by: magscanner Tags & Keywords: woman, life, clock, men, relationships, time
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, LIFE the humor magazine, jokes, cartoons, funny stories,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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"Fade-Away" painting of a woman sitting legs splayed on the floor, holding up a doll-like man, considered "A Troublesome Toy." What is she painting with the paints in that paint-box? Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Tom Harris, collector/seller, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art,...
Magazine Art
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Woman dusting the bookcase didn't get the job finished, as she has been called by "The Lure of Books" to start reading instead of wiping. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: Nancy Ellis & magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, library, fiction, draw, interest, seduce, distraction
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Woman in white and orange (with some stripes), holding tennis racket, sitting in front of a white circle on an orange background. Classic fadeaway design. Content: Items by Jennette Lee, Dr. Wiley, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Woods Hutchinson, Elinor Glyn, and Owen Oliver. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, sport sun, contrast
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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White swans swimming across the water in a tight group. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: Nancy Ellis & magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Ladies' Home Journal, pond, lake, birds, waterfowl, beauty
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Woman holding a gavel, standing in front of what looks like a storefront awning canvas with pink and white stripes. Content: "Maniacs or Martyrs? / Will a Woman Die for Just the Vote?" with other items by Corra Harris, Dr. Wiley, Gertrude Atherton, Woods Hutchinson, Dorothy Dix, Samuel Merwin, May Sinclair, Wallace Irwin, and Herbert Quick. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: ebay seller powerangers Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, auction, decision, knocking, suffrage, woman suffrage,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, LIFE the humor magazine, Coles Phillips, woman, golf,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Image Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Monthly Magazines, Red Cross Magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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With apologies to Rose O'Neill, "The Kewpies Are Here" (more or less). Artist: Coles Phillips Source: ebay seller powerangers Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, babies, cartoon, feature
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Extreme Fadeaway example, as a woman in green sits sewing with black thread, all but a tiny part of her clothing blending invisibly into the background. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: Nancy Ellis & magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, needle, sew, fancy work, detail, disappear
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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"Forward and Back" let the hands of the clock be turned, by the youth to adulthood and independence, and by the adult back to the joys of youth. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: Nancy Ellis & magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, age, status, freedom, beauty, longing, memory,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Subject, theme, or story: Woman has slipped and fallen on her backside, dropping her purse and makeup, with "stars" in background to represent the pain Source: Mariangela Buch Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, LIFE the humor magazine, Coles Phillips, woman, slip,...
Magazine Art
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Exhausted woman sitting across trestle table, contemplating gigantic Christmas gift list; behind her are dozens of present already packaged. Content: "Mrs. Pankhurst -- the Woman," by Rheta Childe Dorr, and items by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Elsie Singmaster, Elizabeth Jordan, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Margaret Deland, and Kathleen Norris. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: Nancy Ellis
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, holiday, chore, quantity, magnitude, effort
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by Coles Phillips
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Woman driving her car through the dim night, the orange moon and her headlights the only bright spots as the car blends into the foggy background. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, night-time, danger, visibility
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay sellers Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, LIFE the humor magazine, jokes, cartoons, funny stories,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives, which also has its own wonderful website about American illustrators
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Fadeaway cover of a woman putting a coverlet on top of a made up four-poster bed. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: ebay seller powerangers Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, bedclothes, warmth, upkeep, maintenance
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Woman's Home Companion, Woman's Home Companion, Coles Phillips, mother, child,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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"For Divers Reasons" must be why Phillips decided to paint a diver at the tip of the board, mentally preparing to imitate the swan which flies symbolically in the background. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: Nancy Ellis & magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, challenge, test, sport, ambition, centering, skill,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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"Fadeaway" picture of a woman in "The Latest Thing in Gowns," almost a parody of his own style, as the woman is only barely visible with most of her fading into the wall in the background. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay seller daysoffuturepast, who also sells printed materials from her personal website. Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, beauty, disappearing
Magazine Art
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"Fadeaway" picture of woman in purple dress, carrying a parasol. Title is "Dreams" for the Easter Number. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay seller daysoffuturepast, who also sells printed materials from her personal website. Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, fashion, Spring
Magazine Art
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Phillips in a non-fade-away cover, with one woman and three suitors, all presenting but one considering in deep thought. "The three wise men." They all seem to be based on the same model, so maybe it's supposed to be three aspects of the same person. Or else Phillips only had the money to pay one man to pose. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art,...
Magazine Art
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Classic fade-away cover of a woman at the wrapping desk of a department store, or the demo desk of a ribbon store, ready to help you wrap your Christmas presents. Colorful spectrum of ribbons contrasts with monochrome of her clothing and the store fixtures. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay seller daysoffuturepast, who also sells printed materials from her personal website. Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, color, holidays, packaging, decoration
Magazine Art
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Flapper-era woman in very elegant clothes, showing just why you should buy this fancy car at the annual car show -- for which this is the annual number of MOTOR. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Trade Magazines and Trade Journals, Motor, babe, romance, mobility, wealth, style, quality
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Fadeaway painting of a woman writing something, probably a Valentine's Day poem, using a book of quotations and a book of synonyms and one other. Content: Mrs. Pankhurst's Own Story, "The Making of a Militant." Artist: Coles Phillips Source: ebay seller powerangers Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, romance, suffragette, votes, love, message, card, poetry
Magazine Art
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Artist: Coles Phillips Subject, theme, or story: Happy woman showing off a check she received, proving "There Is a Santa Claus" Source: Mariangela Buch Image Processing by: magscanner Tags & Keywords: Christmas, presents, money
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, LIFE the humor magazine, jokes, cartoons, funny stories,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, LIFE the humor magazine, Coles Philips, artist, easel,...
Magazine Art
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Maid holds brightly colored parrot in cage, against a black background. Fadeaway design has the black part of her uniform blending into the background. Red flowers in a planter box decorate the front. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: Nancy Ellis & magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, contrast, pet, bird, staff, cleaning, servant
Magazine Art: Personal and Human Aspects
by Coles Phillips
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Ad suggesting women use of Williams Talc Powder after swimming, or any outdoor exposure. From the J. B. Williams Company of Glastonbury, Connecticut. Published in the August, 1918 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Personal and Human Aspects, Women's Toiletries and Makeup, sea, bath,...
Magazine Art
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Lady in Grey plays on the lute "Without Accompaniment," sitting on the wicker garden chair with no one around to care for her. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay seller American Art Archives Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, loneliness, romance, empty, futile, sad
Magazine Art
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay sellers Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, LIFE the humor magazine, jokes, cartoons, funny stories,...
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"Fade-Away" painting of a woman holding up an oar, against a black hexagon. "A Safe Guide?" Perhaps someone can explain this to us. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Tom Harris, collector/seller, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, boating, romance, danger
Magazine Art: Personal and Human Aspects
by Coles Phillips
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Fabulous ad for Palmolive Soap, featuring Cleopatra and her bowl of cleaning oils. From the October, 1920 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Personal and Human Aspects, Facial and Toilet Soap, magazine covers,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives, which also has its own wonderful website about American illustrators
Topics: Weekly Magazines, Liberty, A Weekly for Everybody, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Rich couple dressed in white, with tennis racquet and cane, in very early "fade-away" Phillips painting. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art,...
Magazine Art
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, LIFE the humor magazine, jokes, cartoons, funny stories,...
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Summer picture of a woman lacing up her slipper / shoe, sitting on something that may be part of a cruise ship. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: ebay seller powerangers Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, vacation, holiday, relax, warm
Magazine Art
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Weekly Magazines, Liberty, A Weekly for Everybody, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, LIFE the humor magazine, jokes, cartoons, funny stories,...
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay sellers Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, LIFE the humor magazine, jokes, cartoons, funny stories,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives, which also has its own wonderful website about American illustrators
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art,...
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Fadeaway of woman in purple blending into the purple of her sun umbrella, and purple shadow, as she kneels on the beach. Content: "The Dual Alliance," by Marjorie Benton Cooke. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: ebay seller powerangers Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, summer, water, sand, vacation
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Young woman in cane chair leans over to focus on the letter she's writing, possibly not altogether truthfully, as not just her novels, but the letter itself may be "Summer Fiction." Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: Nancy Ellis & magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, vacation, romance, happenings, report, narrative, story,...
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Fadeaway cover of a woman placing a large flat bowl containing many small plants onto cloth runners crossing the center of a round table. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: ebay seller powerangers Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Women's Magazines, Good Housekeeping, furniture, design, decoration, flowers, bouquet, planting
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Woman going through the photographs of her suitors, picking the ones to concentrate on and "Discarding from Strength" the others. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, romance, affair, marriage, relationships, dump
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"Real Estate Number," showing a smartly dressed young woman playing croquet on the lawn of a large estate, big house in the background. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: Nancy Ellis
Topics: Weekly Magazines, Leslie's Weekly, homes, land, money, class, wealth, power
Magazine Art
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives, which also has its own wonderful website about American illustrators
Topics: Weekly Magazines, Liberty, A Weekly for Everybody, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising...
Magazine Art
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Woman relaxing in a cane sofa, reading a book, happens to look up and disturbed to see the number of books sitting on the shelf, still waiting to be read: "Highbrowsing." Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: Nancy Ellis & magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, reading, time, task, responsibility, relaxation
Magazine Art
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Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Image Processing by: magscanner Our Sponsors:
Topics: Weekly Magazines, Sunday Magazine, Coles Phillips, Sunday, beach, face, husband, reverie
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"One Girl Power" is the rating on the babe driving the motor car; a nice Fadeaway with a very bemused "Come Hither" look on the girl's face. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: Nancy Ellis & magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, romance, liberation, expression, independence, pick-up
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Woman sitting at a table, bemused look on her face; the two potted plants and the stack of books are not helping her deal with the issue romance (as identified by the giant Heart behind her). Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Nancy Ellis Restoration by: Nancy Ellis & magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, relationships, marriage, men, women, couple, sadness,...
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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First half of a two-page retrospective glance at an artist famous for some of LIFE's best covers. Published as a memorial. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Tom Harris, collector/seller, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, artist, remembrance
Magazine Art
by Coles Phillips
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Second half of a two-page retrospective glance at an artist famous for some of LIFE's best covers. Published as a memorial. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Tom Harris, collector/seller, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Humor Magazines, Life, the humor magazine, artist, remembrance, honor