Russian Ballet in Paris 1909 – 1921

Collection des plus beaux numéros de ComÅ“dia illustré et des programmes consacrés aux ballets & galas russes, depuis le début à Paris, 1909-1921 (Sp.Col. GV1787 .B7 1922) is a recent acquisition for our rare book collection. The book is a visually exciting French language collection of programs for Ballets Russes from the 1909 – 1921 seasons in France. The programs present great examples of early 20th century European techniques and styles of illustration and photo engraving. They are also an excellent resource for those doing research on Russian ballet from that time period.

Nijinsky dans "La Peri"

Nijinsky dans "La Peri"

Saison Russe 1910

Saison Russe 1910

La Legende de Joseph

La Legende de Joseph

Le Dieu Bleu

Le Dieu Bleu

Vera Fokina

Vera Fokina

The Good Humor Man

Good Humor Man with Child and Dog. Oliver F. Atkins Photograph Collection. Photo © SEPS

It’s summertime, and I can’t think of anything better than ice cream on a warm summer night, so today we have some photographs from a feature Ollie Atkins worked on about Good Humor ice cream. The images were for a story in the Saturday Evening Post titled The Pied Piper of Ice Cream that appeared in April 1949. While I haven’t read the article, it appears to cover the Good Humor business in various parts of New York, both with the customers and employees.

Good Humor Tricycle with Satisfied Customers. Oliver F. Atkins Photograph Collection. Photo © SEPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Tasty Snack. Oliver F. Atkins Photograph Collection. Photo © SEPS

 

Good Humor Man Feeding Dog. Oliver F. Atkins Photograph Collection Photo © SEPS

Good Humor Office Party. Oliver F. Atkins Photograph Collection. Photo © SEPS