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    Edgar Church Velvet Tobacco Original Decorative Advertising Art (Ideal Art Service, c. 1920s). Church's provincial studio in Denver developed a cosmopolitan outlook early on, delivering to his regional Southwestern clients a calibre of advert art comparable with that of the big national agencies. This unusual example, in a style suggestive of Jazz Age cartoonist John Held, Jr., replicates the corporate logotype of Velvet-brand Tobacco, but does not conform to any of Velvet's national advertising images. Likely prepared as a one-off showcard or newspaper display for some local tobacconist. (Church also is known as the developer of the legendary Mile High Collection of first-generation comic books.) Ink, shading film, and white watercolor on board. Image area, 11.5" x 9". Moderate overall toning. Some paint-chipping in white-highlight areas. Very Good condition.

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    October, 2019
    13th Sunday
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