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Cooper-Hewitt - Mechanical book: Alice in Wonderland

Friday July 13, 2012

Mechanical book: Tony Sargs Treasure Book

This colorful movable book contains adaptations of Rip Van Winkle, Treasure Island, and Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Tony Sarg, a German-American craftsman and illustrator best known for creating puppets for the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade in 1928 and the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair.

Created by Tony Sarg (18821942)
Published by B. F. Jay
New York, NY, ca. 1942
Smithsonian Institution Libraries. PZ7.S24 To 1942

Tong Sarg, illustrator, craftsman, mechanical, books, Wall Stories, Exhibition, kids, Children

Cooper-Hewitt - Pop-up book: Dick Tracy: The Capture of Boris Arson

Friday July 13, 2012

Pop-up book: Dick Tracy: The Capture of Boris Arson

The popular comic-strip character Dick Tracy was created by Chester Gould for the Chicago Tribune in 1931. Harold Lentz, the paper engineer for this as well as for several other Blue Ribbon Books and Pleasure Books publications in the 1930s, was a master of beautifully crafted pop-up scenes.

Written and illustrated by Chester Gould (19001985)
Paper engineering by Harold Lentz
Published by Pleasure Books
Chicago, IL, 1935
Smithsonian Institution Libraries. PZ7 .G68Di 1935

Dick Tracy, Boris Arson, pop- up, pop up, books, Wall Stories, Exhibition, kids, Children

Cooper-Hewitt - Pop-up book: The Jolly Jump-Ups Journey through Space

Friday July 13, 2012

Pop-up book: The Jolly Jump-Ups Journey through Space

From the late 1930s through the 1950s, The Jump-Up family appeared in a series of popular books detailing its adventures, which ranged from exploring a new house and neighborhood to crossing America in a trailer. In this story, the family ventures into space, visiting other planets and encountering friendly aliens.

Created by Geraldine Clyne
Published by the McLoughlin Bros.
Springfield, MA, ca. 1952
Smithsonian Institution Libraries. PZ7 .C64Jo 1952c

The Jolly Jump-Ups Journey through Space, pop- up, pop up, books, Wall Stories, Exhibition, kids, Children

Cooper-Hewitt - Pop-up book: Cowboys in Pop-up Action Pictures

Friday July 13, 2012

Pop-up book: Cowboys in Pop-up Action Pictures

This colorful childrens pop-up book, created primarily for boys, tells the story of the Old West through action-packed scenes of cowboys participating in a rodeo, breaking a wild horse, herding cattle, and riding on the trail.

Created by E. Joseph Dreany
Published by Publicity Products
London, England, 1951
Smithsonian Institution Libraries. F596 .D77 1951

Wall Stories: Children's Wallpapers and Books
On view: October 3, 2008April 5, 2009

Cowboys, pop- up, pop up, books, Wall Stories, Exhibition, kids, Children

Cooper-Hewitt - Mechanical book: What a Surprise

Friday July 13, 2012

Mechanical book: What a Surprise

This book contains images that dissolve and transform into others to illustrate a series of fairy tales, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Ernest Nister, a German printer working in Nuremberg, developed several such movable books in the 1890s.

Written by Constance M. Lowe
Paper engineering by Ernest Nister
Published by Ernest Nister and E. P. Dutton & Co.
London, England, and New York, NY, ca. 1900
Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Z1033.T689 L69 1900

What a Surprise, mechanical, books, Wall Stories, Exhibition, kids, Children

Cooper-Hewitt - Pop-up book: Popeye with the Hag of the Seven Seas

Friday July 13, 2012

Pop-up book: Popeye with the Hag of the Seven Seas

American cartoonist Elzie Crisler Segar developed Thimble Theater, a series featuring Olive Oyl, Caster Oyl, and (later) Popeye, for the New York Journal in 1919. This beautifully illustrated pop-up book is one of several published by Pleasure Books in the 1930s that were inspired by comic strips.

Created by Elzie Crisler Segar (18941938)
Published by Pleasure Books
Chicago, IL, ca. 1935
Smithsonian Institution Libraries. PN6728 .T5S45 1935

Popeye, pop-up, pop up, books, Wall Stories, Exhibition, kids, Children

Cooper-Hewitt - Pop-up book: The Pop-up Pinocchio

Friday July 13, 2012

Pop-up book: The Pop-up Pinocchio

Originally written as a fairy tale by Carlo Collodi in 1883, the story of Pinocchio comes alive in this colorful pop-up edition created by paper engineer and illustrator Harold Lentz. He illustrated and created several such pop-ups in the 1930s for Blue Ribbon Books and Pleasure Books.

Written by Carlo Collodi (18261890)
Adapted and illustrated by Harold B. Lentz
Published by Blue Ribbon Books
New York, NY, 1933
Smithsonian Institution Libraries. PZ8 .C7Po 1933

Pinocchio, pop- up, pop up, books, Wall Stories, Exhibition, kids, Children

Cooper-Hewitt - Pop-up book: Puss in Boots

Friday July 13, 2012

Pop-up book: Puss in Boots

The adventures of this resourceful and loyal master cat appear in various folktales throughout Europe. The best known is Le Chat Botté, written by Charles Perrault in 1697. Illustrator C. Carey Cloud and paper engineer Harold Lentz collaborated to create this dramatic pop-up edition.

Originally written by Charles Perrault (16281703)
Adapted and illustrated by C. Carey Cloud and Harold B. Lentz
Published by Blue Ribbon Press
New York, NY, 1934

Puss in Boots, pop- up, pop up, books, Wall Stories, Exhibition, kids, Children

Cooper-Hewitt: Fashioning Felt

Friday July 13, 2012

Fashioning Felt on view Mar 6 through Sept 7, 2009 at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

This exhibition explores the varied new uses of felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings.

Fashioning Felt, Exhibition, felt, fiber, friction, fashion, product, furniture, wool

Cooper-Hewitt: Brand Felt of Canada

Friday July 13, 2012

Industrial felt production at Brand Felt of Canada

Toronto, Canada, 2008.

Produced by Cooper-Hewitt with the cooperation of
Brand Felt of Canada

felt, Fashioning Felt, industrial, Brand Felt of Canada, fiber, friction, steam, carding

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