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Life Magazine Illustrations Collection Foster Lincoln
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Life Magazine Illustrations Collection Foster Lincoln

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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Paper: Pre 1920: Item # 451989
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Here is a group of 30 pages from LIFE Magazine (1916), each featuring a black and white illustration by the listed artist F. Foster Lincoln. Lincoln’s work is social satire of the highest form, each being a realistic genre-style painting that captures the foibles of the upper class during the era of the first Roadsters, the Late Edwardian Age, the precursors to Fitzgerald’s Gatsby flappers, and the declining nouveau riche descendants of the Gilded Age of the 1890s.

Taken from a (formerly) bound volume of the year 1916, these pages measure about 11” t. x 9” and are in good condition overall, despite a little yellowing and a few bends here and there. I took them out years ago, thinking the collection would be wonderful to matte and frame for a gentleman’s library.

There are 30 different illustrations by F. Foster Lincoln here. To be sold ONLY as a group. In order to allow people to view the images more easily (for those who are on a dial-up connection), please visit the webpages below.

The following is an illustration of the only centerfold-type illustration in this collection. Note the stains from paper clips, and the holes from staples (down the fold at center)...
Below is the full image: ”If the founder of the family could visit them now”
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More images can be found at...>>>
(Above): 7.75” t. x 5.75” image (only)... GREAT AMERICANS: Mrs. J. Wilde-Reckodd, Who Horsewhipped One of Her Ex-Husbands at the Piping Rock Horse Show”
(Above): 7-7/8” t. x 6-1/8” image (only)... “HIS FAVORITE AUTHOR”>
(Above): 7-7/8” t. x 6-1/8” image (only)... GREAT AMERICANS: “Percy Pinkley, Inventor of the Latest Skating Figure”>
(Above): 7.75” t. x 5-7/8” image (only)... GREAT AMERICANS: “Mrs. Phreean-Eazie, Who Put the Oyster Down Prince Svoroffsky’s Nick”>
THE FOLLOWING IMAGES are 1/2 page in size, or less, as shown ABOVE....>
(Above): 4-5/8” t. x 6-5/8” image (only)... “THE STONE AGE”>
(Above): 4-1/8” t. x 6.5” image (only)... “THE REAPERS”>
(Above): 5” t. x 6.5” image (only)... “SOME ARE BORN GREAT”
(Above): WELL-KNOWN PEOPLE ”Reading from Left to Right--For the Usual Names See Any Society Paper”>
THE FOLLOWING IMAGES are about 1/4 page in size, as shown ABOVE....>
(Above): 5-7/8” t. x 4.5” image (only)... GREAT AMERICANS “F. Tayleurs Dhummee, Whose Apparel, Even to the Buttons on His Underwear, Is of Exclusive Design”>
(Above): 6” t. x 4.25” image (only)... GREAT AMERICANS “Mrs. Robert Looseways, Whose Alimony Is Said to Be the Largest on Record”>
(Above): 6” t. x 4.25” image (only)... GREAT AMERICANS “Mrs. K. Pushing Clymer, Who Has Had Her Name in the Paper Three Hundred and Twenty-Two Times in the Last Twelve Months”>
(Above): 6” t. x 4.25” image (only)... GREAT AMERICANS “A. Boyle Dowle, Who Has a Record of Fourteen Highballs in an Hour and a Half”>
(Above): 6” t. x 4.25” image (only)... GREAT AMERICANS “Mrs. I. Kutz-Loos, Who Dared the Duke of Crumbling Towers to Drink Champagne Out of Her Slipper”>
(Above): 4” t. x 6.5” image (only)... AT MRS. KNOTT POORE’S COSTUME BALL “George Washington, Mr. Orvall Thyrst; Marc Antony, Mr. Wursen Yuceliss; Mephistopheles, Mr. Pluto Bulge; Marie Antoinette, Mrs. Knott Poore; Cleopatra, Mrs. J. Gadding-Gadding; Sir Walter Raleigh, Mr. Dedleigh Bohr, and Little Bo-Peep, Mrs. Shimmeren Freek”