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    Edgar Church Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Co. Original Decorative Advertising Art (Ideal Art Service, 1950s-60s). Only natural that master designer Church should do the occasional advert promoting the telephone company's advertising-design service -- Church was the telephone company's official Yellow Pages designer, for the Rocky Mountains region-at-large. A beautiful example, here, of Church's command of Art Deco and its compatible hand-lettering styles. The marble-like surface in the background is actually a web of intricate crosshatched lines, rendered in white watercolor. (Church also is known as the developer of the legendary Mile High Collection of first-generation comic books. He never quite cracked the funnybook market, but the comics' loss was the advertising industry's gain.) Ink and white over-painting on board. Image area, 9.5" x 9.5". Light toning. Reverse shows extensive adhesive staining. Very Good condition.

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