Photo, Print, Drawing Vanity fair on the avenue digital file from original drawing
About this Item
- Vanity fair on the avenue
- Three fashionable women and a young girl holding a dog on a leash gather on a street, conversing. Behind them people walk and a coachman drives a carriage.
- Contributor Names
- Plummer, Ethel M'Clellan, 1888-1936, artist
- Created / Published
- 1914 June [publication date]
- Subject Headings
- - Pedestrians--1910-1920
- - Women--Clothing & dress--1910-1920
- - Hats
- Periodical illustrations--American--1910-1920.
- Periodical illustrations--American--1910-1920
- - Caption label from exhibit American Beauties:Brooklyn-born Ethel McClellan Plummer came of age artistically after the introduction of modern European and American art into an increasingly urban American society. Shaped by these influences, Plummer depicts American beauties in an urban setting, as stylish, flattened figures, defined by sophisticated use of line, color, and pattern, as in this drawing for Vanity Fair. Plummer made cover designs and illustrations in the 1920s and 1930s for magazines of sophisticated fashion such as Vogue and Vanity Fair, as well as publications with broader appeal such as Life, Women's Home Companion, Shadowland, and the New York Tribune.
- - Caption label from exhibit Drawn to Purpose--Magazine Covers and Cartoons: Urban Beauties. The stylishly dressed figures in this cover design by Ethel Plummer feature an emerging, slimmer model of American womanhood in the early twentieth century. Her use of line, color, and pattern in defining forms show the influence of modern American and European art. Productive, pro-suffrage, and known for her magazine covers and illustrations, Plummer was the first woman to publish a cartoon in the New Yorker.
- - Inscribed above image: Vanity Fair.
- - Inscribed, lower right: June, 1914--Price 25 cts.
- - No copyright information found with item.
- - Signed, lower left: Plummer.
- - Title typed on label adhered to verso.
- - Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; 1974; (DLC/PP-1974:232.512)
- - Published as cover of: Vanity Fair (New York), June, 1914.
- - Exhibited: "American beauties: drawings from the golden age of illustration" in the Swann Gallery, Library of Congress, 2002.
- - Exhibited: "Drawn to Purpose" in the Graphic Arts Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., March - October 2018.
- 1 drawing : India ink, gouache, and watercolor over pencil ; 44.2 x 30.4 cm. (sheet)
- Call Number/Physical Location
- SWANN - no. 1272
- Source Collection
- Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature & cartoon (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-01591 (digital file from original drawing)
- LC-USZC2-488 (color film copy slide)
- LC-USZC4-12993 (color film copy transparency)
- LC-USZC4-1408 (color film copy transparency)
- LC-USZ62-131651 (b&w film copy neg.)
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on publication. No renewal in Copyright Office.
- Online Format
- LCCN Permalink
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
- Eleanor Lambert–Empress of Seventh Avenue
- Online Exhibition - American Beauties: Drawings from the Golden Age of Illustration
- Urban Beauties | Magazine Covers and Cartoons | Explore | Drawn to Purpose | Exhibitions at the Library of Congress
- Free to Use and Reuse: Hats | Free to Use and Reuse Sets
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Plummer, Ethel M'Clellan, Artist. Vanity Fair on the Avenue. , 1914. [June publication date] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2009617161/.
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Plummer, E. M. (1914) Vanity Fair on the Avenue. , 1914. [June publication date] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2009617161/.
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Plummer, Ethel M'Clellan, Artist. Vanity Fair on the Avenue. [June publication date] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2009617161/>.
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