Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Blogger Who Ate Stress For Dinner

A year ago I couldn't type in "boy breakfast vintage" into a search engine without the advertisement I used to make the mock-up of the book cover for The Boy Who Ate Stress For Breakfast unfailingly showing up on the first page of the results. Now, I can not locate the original image online anywhere.

The original ad I had located and saved was lost in last years' drive crash. I thought it might be a Leyendecker but it doesn't show up in any of his collections, not that it isn't one of his works. I'm looking for the original ad because I may have to secure the rights for use sometime in the near future.

Can anyone identify the ad this image came from?

I'm willing to send a prize to whoever finds it.

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11 comments:

  1. Sleestak -- Haven't found the ad for you, but you may want to check out the Vintage Ad Browser:

    http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/

    I'm guessing that painting came from a food ad from the 1920s or early 1930s ...?

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  2. Yeah, been over that. If it is there I missed it.

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  3. I thought I posted this yesterday, but I don't see it. It is indeed a JC Leyendecker piece, it is from his series of ads for Kellogg's Corn Flakes in the 19teens. The original is in the Leyendecker collection at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA, along with about a dozen other bowl wielding kids from the series. They date the piece c. 1912-1917.

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  4. it must not be with the usual collections because I couldn't find it. i'll look more. Thanks.

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  5. http://www.hagginmuseum.org/leyendecker/gallery.shtml

    22nd painting down in the nav bar

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  6. Nice! Looks like you get a prize. if you e-mail an address i'll send it along.

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  7. Man, Leyendecker is going to be costly.

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  8. If if was first published pre-1922 in the US? It's going to be free because it's Public Domain.

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  9. I was thinking that. Don't know how I feel about snagging it just because I can.

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  10. Not necessarily true. Especially since it is in a museum collection. The museum probably holds image rights as granted by the estate, so they would want to be paid for it. Museums typically reserve image rights for reproductions in books,post cards, etc. It's a really tricky gray area.

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  11. You can't reserve image rights to things out of copyright. You can only reserve the rights to reproductions that you permit. There's a difference.

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