Hand Blocked Colored Prints of the Gay 90’s. [Boxed cocktail napkin set]
Eight cocktail napkins with printed illustrations, in the manner of Jazz Age cartoonist, John Held, Jr.
Printed in red, blue, yellow, green, and pink, comic scenes are drawn in a mock-archaic style: carousers sing and drink; a man rides a velocipede, a cop drinks a beer, a drunk man leans on a wooden Native American cigar statue.
The napkins evoke the illustrations for Held’s 1930s Prohibition-era cocktail recipe chart, Forty Famous Cocktails: Being a Compendium of Reliable Recipes Carefully Compiled for Use in this Arid Era.
Description: Hand Blocked Colored Prints of the Gay 90’s. [Boxed cocktail napkin set]
[“Made in France”, c.1930s–1940s]. Book-form box. 8 x 6 inches. Two text leaves + eight linen napkins, each on a blank leaf. Very Good.