Indian Maidens is a selection of advertising art from the early to mid 1900’s.
Posted at 8:17 pm by 1909ventilo, on August 9, 2012
I think I should go back and buy this at the Antique Mall … Love it!
Max Allan Collins writes…
Indian Maidens is a selection of advertising art from the early to mid 1900’s. All pictures were intended to represent young Native American women at a time when many U.S. consumers had a romantic view of Native Americans. A thoughtful and realistic introduction by Max Allan Collins details some other art background in the art of the times and explains that the models were white women. Called “pinups” in the calendar art of the day, the women have bare feet and low necklines, but these are not R-rated pictures by today’s standards. This selection of beautifully drawn, painted, and detailed ads highlights a slice of American life with wistful views we find unrealistic, if not unacceptable, today.
Max Allan Collins has a diverse list of credits, including four suspense novels, film criticism, movie tie-in novels including such best-sellers as Air Force One and Saving Private Ryan. Collins is the author of several pin-up titles for Collectors Press, including the award-winning Elvgren: His Life & Art, and the first 6 books in Collectors Press Artist Archives series.
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
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