CAPEHART PORTFOLIO PRINTS -Farnsworth Radio TV ads 1945

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  • Item Category: Advertising
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 03, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
Capehart Collection Portfolios A thru F
38 Total Art Prints, ALL NEAR MINT
Still in their original mailing envelopes postmarked 1945
This is a nice find. Portfolios A through F of the Capehart Collection, a beautiful run of reproduction advertising art prints for the Capehart division of Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation. I know exactly when these were printed/mailed, because all but one portfolio is still in its original protective holder and mailing envelope (all except portfolio F, but that one still was in its protective holder.) These are from 1945, printed on high-quality pebble-textured paper stock, and all in as near mint condition as you could ever hope to find. These are all beautiful and suitable for framing.

I can't be sure if each portfolio is complete or not, but that's my guess, judging from the near pristine, undisturbed condition I found them in. is a complete listing of what is in each portfolio, the name of the piece followed by the artist:

Portfolio "A"
Hallelujah Chorus, Franklin Watkins
Symphony No. 5, Bernard Lamotte
From the New World Symphony, Peter Hurd
Schezade, Sergie Soudeikine
The Magic Flute, Julian Levi
La Vie de Boheme, Bernard Lamotte
Finlandia, Jan Sibelius
The Raindrop Prelude, Bernard Lamotte
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Bernard Lamotte
Portfolio "B"
Fire Bird Suite, Pavel Tchelitchew
Swan Lake, Bernard Lamotte
Symphony in D Minor, Bernard Lamotte
The Engulfed Cathedral, Raymond Breinin
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, B. J. O. Nordfeldt
Portfolio "C"
Seventh Symphony, William Gropper
I's Comin', Horace Pippin
Samson and Delilah, Bernard Lamotte
Ave Maria, Peter Lauck
Symphony No. 1, Lewis Daniel
Louise, Bernard Lamotte
Portfolio "D"
Rhapsody in Blue, Peter Lauck
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in F, Robert Riggs
La Marseillaise, Bernard Lamotte
Symphony No. 94 in G Major, Leon Karp
Peter and the Wolf, Eduard Buk Ulreich
Dialogue between the Wind and the Sea, Bernard Lamotte
Portfolio "E"
Sonata in C Sharp Minor, Opus 27, Bernard Lamotte
Petrouchka, Sergie Soudeikine
The Passion According to St. Matthew, Fred Nagler
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Andre Girard
La Valse, Bernard Lamotte
And the Glory of the Lord, from Handel's Messiah, Bernard Lamotte
Portfolio "F"
Boris Godounov, Robert Riggs
O Little Town of Bethlehem, Bernard Lamotte
Die Gotterdammerung, Robert Riggs
The Three-Cornered Hat, Julio de Diego
Jardins sous la pluie, Bernard Lamotte
Rodeo, William Palmer

Each print is an interpretation of a specific piece of music, and each includes the artist's name, the piece of music it's based on, and a short detail about the composer and what is going on in each picture. The paper size is approximately 13" wide by 8 1/2" tall, with each actual color print being several inches smaller, leaving a white border area around each. This collection includes 38 total prints in all. The near mint quality is amazing, whoever buys this collection will be thrilled at the condition.