Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 130

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600


"Ada the Adventuress" * "Call Me." Two circa 1920s/30s advertisements featuring sassy young ladies.

The first, advertising "Somebodies Shaving Lotion" features a pointy bra-clad woman in a swirl of fragrance with the copy "Ada the Adventuress, wowed with a whiff." The second is of a curly-haired woman in a frilly spaghetti-strap dress and hair band, all with a valentine motif. Illustrations measure approximately 254mm; 10 inches high (width differs) on 15x11-inch sheets. Unsigned but with her business card "Ann Peterson Fashion Illustrator now located 461 Eighth Avenue-Suite 1506 New York City BRyant 9-6774."

Comparing these illustrations and business card to those in the preceding lot, Peterson, had clearly achieved some more commercial and financial success - she has changed her name to Ann (from Anna), titled herself as a fashion illustrator, moved to a suite, and adopted a classier font on her business card.