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25 Tonnesen Sisters Picture Supplements from the 1900-01 “Washington Times.”

Lot 696. 25 Tonnesen Sisters Picture Supplements from the 1900-01 “Washington Times.” In 1890, Beatrice Tonnesen of Chicago pioneered the use of photo illustrations in advertising. Her idea caught on, and her business became extremely successful. In the mid-1890s, with her sister Clara, she formed Tonnesen Sisters. Clara handled the administrative aspects of the business, and Beatrice concentrated on the creative end. They also formed one of the country’s first modeling agencies. Having their own group of models gave them a competitive edge over others who entered the photo illustration business. In 1900 and 1901, their models and photos appeared as printed picture supplements in the “Washington Times.” Offered here are 23 of their photo images, along with two similar photos, one attributed to Pettibone Sawtell & Co. and the other, to A.L. Swift & Co., both of Chicago. All of the supplements are black and white, and generally, about 7” x 9.25”. All of the pictures show women or girls. The photo composition is excellent. Some of the supplements were glued into scrapbooks and have minor residue on the blank backs. They average vg-ex, with some better, some less. Outstanding! Winning Bid $25.    

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