This festive season the fourth floor of Centre Street Building at the Walters will host two paintings from the Kelly Collection of American Illustration, featuring original art works from the golden age of commercial illustration. Images by J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951) and E.M. Jackson (1896-1962) capture the glamour of holiday shopping in 1920s and 30s.
Ladies Home Journal, December 1930, cover
Elbert McGran Jackson, Santa on the Cover of Ladies’ Home Journal, 1930, oil on canvas, 26.25 x 20 inches, Used with permission by The Kelly Collection of American Illustration
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J. C. Leyendecker, Merry Christmas from Kuppenheimer, 1924, oil on canvas mounted on board, 30.5 x 25.5 inches, Used with permission by The Kelly Collection of American Illustration