Tag Archives: Art Deco

LaGuardia’s Marine Air Terminal – An Art Deco Treasure

Posted on September 26, 2017

We stumbled into a time warp on our recent trip to New York. We arrived at LaGuardia Airport’s Marine Air Terminal. The Pan Am Clipper flying boats of the 1940s took off from the nearby East River. The building itself is an Art Deco shrine. It’s been modified somewhat to accommodate modern planes, but the Continue Reading »

Set of 6 Philippe Deshoulieres Art Deco Cocktail Plates

Posted on December 5, 2016

These are really cool Art Deco style plates from Philippe Deshoulieres of France. The plates depict scenes of young rich people having fun in the 1930s. Not only are they cute, but they’re made of the highest quality Limoges clay. Some of the finest china in the world is made in that region because of the Continue Reading »

Japanese Folding Fans

Posted on March 23, 2016

The folding fan was invented in Japan as early as the 6th century. Called an Akomeogi, the fan was part of the ensemble of ladies at court. These fans were subject to all sorts of restrictions. The higher your social rank, the fancier your fan.  The number of wooden strips of the fans and the Continue Reading »

Chicago’s “Century of Progress” World’s Fair 1933-34

Posted on January 4, 2015

Hard to believe, but they used to have World’s Fairs. Cities vied for the right to dedicate large areas to promoting the latest inventions as well as cultures of foreign lands and fun and fantasy. It was the internet merged with Disney World before each of those things existed. The Eiffel Tower in Paris is Continue Reading »