Friendly Spirits Print$ 24.00
Friendly Spirits Print
"Two friendly spirits—and a little owl who watches over them—sit on the branch of a tree and enjoy a cocktail.
This charming vintage illustration was printed on cocktail napkins by Leacock & co, a madeira wine producing company whose history on the island of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean goes back to 1741.
The company, which established offices in New York in 1924, also imported linen and hired talented artists to create humorous images for napkins and other table items.
Tastes changed, however. Fewer people had formal dinners at home, and paper napkins replaced linen ones, Department stores, which stocked Leacock linens, closed.
The company went out of business in the 1980s but thankfully, some of its wonderful images survive."
Print measures approx. 8.5"x11"
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