Pin-up advertising, Lakeshore Dairy Muskoka (Canada) c. 1950s #1

$19.00 USD

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Advertising for dairy in Ontario's Muskoka region selling Neilson's Ice cream.

Ink blotter with lithograph of lady sitting on a scooter, holding a basket of eggs:

“Haven’t I got swell eggs?”

Image by artist ‘ELVGREN’. 

         For Service That’s Fine

               PHONE 789

Fresh Milk, Cream and Ice Cream
         Bracebridge -  Muskoka
   Distributor Neilson's Ice Cream
Printed in Canada 36824 Brown & Bigelow St. Paul Minn. Printed in USA


Slight scuffs on borders. Green markings on back, some green inside some of the letter of company name.

8.5 x 15.5 cm


Gillette Elvgren (1914 – 1980) was an American painter of pin-up girls, advertising and illustration. Best known for his pin-up paintings for Brown & Bigelow, Elvgren studied at the American Academy of Art. He was strongly influenced by the early "pretty girl" illustrators, such as Charles Dana Gibson, Andrew Loomis, and Howard Chandler Christy. Other influences included the Brandywine School founded by Howard Pyle.

Brown & Bigelow...By the late 1940s, the company was one of the largest printers of calendars in the world, employing some of the best pin-up artists in the United States and putting calendars into an estimated fifty million homes.