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Vintage Postcards from Vanity Fair: One Hundred Classic Covers, 1913-1936 Cards


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Product Details

  • Cards: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Pos edition (October 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846144671
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846144677
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 6.7 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Vanity Fair magazine was launched in 1913 by the publishing magnate Conde Nast. Graydon Carter has been the editor of the magazine since 1992.

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I love the postcards and so do my friends!
Amanda
The print of the cards are so beautiful with vibrant color and great quality paper stock.
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The collection is fascinating, and well worth the money.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tresart on March 3, 2012
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Excellent set of postcards for writers, fashion lovers, and people interested in history of magazine covers... Postcards are ever so slightly smaller than standard size, but very colorful and beautiful illustrations. I would buy set again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Summer Kinard on September 27, 2012
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I used to luxuriate in long letters to friends and letters. Then I had children, and postcards are about all I can manage these days. Compromise? Luxurious postcards! These beauties fit the bill, and they were absurdly inexpensive, especially considering the high quality.

Art Deco and the playful illustrations of the 1920s have always appealed to me, so I guessed I would like this set. What I couldn't tell from the photos is that the front of these are coated, but the back is not. Perfect for writing with a regular pen! Sometimes one finds that the more beautiful postcards require a permanent marker pen for writing. (Here's my hint to you would-be postcard writers: turn the card sideways to write your message. You'll have a bit more room than if you try to parallel your text with the address.)

I received these yesterday and have already snuck time to write out three of them! Very glad I bought two boxes.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bk on November 24, 2011
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high quality graphics = love them. I love postcards and these are the greatest so far (that I have bought)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Talia on August 7, 2013
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I'm a member of postcrossing.com and send out several postcards to locations around the world every month. I love being able to send these beautiful cards to people. The artwork is lovely, and I almost always receive compliments on them when the receiver registers them on the site.

They're also made of a thick cardstock with a matte finish. The weight is pleasing and the texture divine!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Allen Smalling TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 4, 2013
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From before World War I to the middle of the New Deal, the covers of Condé Nast's magazine VANITY FAIR offered a running commentary on contemporary art, style and politics, much like today's NEW YORKER covers but perhaps a little "artier" in tone. Fashionably attired nymphs cavort near backyard gazebos -- the "Smart Set" sets out in evening clothes to do the town red -- a surrealistic mortarboard and spectacles draped over the Capitol dome symbolize the marriage of "brains and government" under F.D.R.: such cards are a delight just to look at and a regular education in the significance of the times. I am sure my friends will enjoy receiving these, old-school, bearing a stamp, courtesy of the USPS' snail mail. The cards are not really undersized but the size of standard picture postcards until about 15 years ago, and a little larger than the prepaid P.O. jobs even today. As with any good picture postcard, it is indicated where to write, where to address, and where to put the stamp, but an extra measure of visual style figures in because even the instructions are printed in appropriately archaic typefaces. The card surface is ideal for writing: off-white, stiff and not at all "slick"; that is, very porous whether you're writing in pencil, gel, ballpoint or fountain pen. The reproductions are not as crisp as we moderns are used to, probably the drawback of a printing style that so well mimics the rotrogravure/lithographic techniques of the interwar period. (Also true to the era, no borderless "bleeds" and of course, no photos.) At less than a quarter apiece, these art cards are a good deal cheaper than the kind that come in books of a dozen or two.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Giles on July 24, 2013
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I thought I would use these all of the time. Alas, I do not. They're pretty cool to look at, but I'm just not getting much use out of them. There's practically no space to write anything on the back, so they're really only suitable for bookmarkers or short notes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jpcooper on March 23, 2013
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I purchased the Vanity Fair and Vogue postcard sets and was pleased with both. The Vogue selection has the edge, in my opinion, as the Vanity Fair images seem a bit repetitive. Both sets are very well produced. The cards are on very heavy stock and should last a lifetime if one chooses to keep them as a collectible. The boxes housing the cards are quite sturdy and attractively illustrated. I think this format would lend itself well to advertising art. Individual sets for the 1920s, 30s, 40s etc. would be attractive to graphic and commercial artists along with the general public. Taschen Publishers produced a series of books following this concept that were very well received. Penguin has done such a great job here why not expand the selection.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stephen E. Burklund on June 30, 2012
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I am delighted with this collection of period magazine covers but wish there was a companion booklet with an overview of the various artists. The webpage for the Conde Nast store allows one to select covers and then bring up the artist bio for a few of the artists but that is tedious process and no bio is provdided for many of the artists. It becomes a tedious process to do web searches on all the artists.
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