FROSST'S PHARMACEUTICALS DINGBAT MEDICAL CALENDAR 1952

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  • Item Category: Advertising
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 01, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House
ITEM: WE RECENTLY ACQUIRED A COLLECTION OF 12 RARE AND COLLECTIBLE LARGE ADVERTISING CALENDARS FEATURING THE FICTIONAL PIXIE LIKE CREATIONS "THE DINGBATS" IN A VARIETY OF TOPICAL WWII AND ASSORTED OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSION RELATED HUMOROUS FICTIONAL SITUATIONS ALL WITH ADVERTISING FOR THE FROSST'S PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY MONTREAL CANADA.
THESE ARE ALL THE SAME LARGE SIZE (14"X 26") AND RANGE FROM 1933 - 1952 IN YEAR AND ALL FEATURE SOME TIMELY AND AT TIMES HAUNTING & INSPIRED IMAGERY SHOWING THE PRATFALLS THAT BEFALL MANKIND. GREAT ARTWORK BY DUDLEY WARD AND HIS SUCCESSORS IN A BROWNIE LIKE FANTASTICAL LABORATORY SETTING THAT REALLY RESONATES AND IS IMPACTFUL ON MANY LEVELS TODAY. THESE CALENDARS ARE QUITE SCARCE TODAY WE FOUND A FEW EXAMPLES IN PRIVATE MEDICAL COLLECTIONS AND MEDICAL MUSEUMS. WE WILL BE SELLING ALL 12 ON EBAY IN A NO RESERVE FORMAT IN THE COMING 2 WEEKS STARTING WITH THE EARLIEST YEAR AND DATE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER IF SOMEONE WAS LOOKING TO BID ON AND WIN THE WHOLE COLECTION THAT WOULD BE GRAND AS THESE ARE A HOOT !
"PHARMACOLOGY IN DINGBAT LAND" THIS IMAGE APPEARED IN 1952, THE ARTWORK IS BY L.R. BATCHELOR, (LIKELY A NOM DE PLUM I.E.PSUDONYM) A BIZARRE LABORATORY DEPICTION AS SEEN ON A DECORATIVE ADVERTISING CALENDAR PAD WHICH MEASURES 14" BY 26" CENTRAL IMAGE AREA MEASURES 11" BY 14 1/2"

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