With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell Friday ~ Frances Hook Northern Prints

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Show and Tell Friday ~ Frances Hook Northern Prints

Last week I shared the Gerber Baby print for Show & Tell Friday.  This week I have more sweet prints of children that many will recognize from their childhood.

From:
Northern Paper Mills
A Marathon Division of American Can Company
Green Bay    *    Wisconsin

"AMERICAN BEAUTIES"
Collection
Artist:  Frances Hook
of Flourtown, Pennsylvania
First offered in 1959
 "ALL-AMERICAN BOYS"
Collection
Here is some history about these sweet prints. I photographed sections from a pamphlet that accompanied the prints.  (Click on images to enlarge)
Notice the prices of each set!
Frances Hooks signature
I have a couple additional prints:
Joining Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday!

27 comments:

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

My mom had those 4 orginal girl prints hanging in me and my sister's rooms when we were tots. Which was about 1960 until we got older. I loved them then and I still do. Their big eyes are so precious. Thanks for sharing and letting me reminisce.

NanaDiana said...

Oh How I love those! I have a calendar in perfect condition that was a promotional piece done for the Northern Paper Mills here in Green Bay. Hubby's grandmother have saved it in a tube..I have always thought I should do something with the prints-but never have. Thanks for reminding me that I have it stored away! Diana

Julie Harward said...

I think you love babies and children as much as I do my friend! These are so precious! The last little red haired girl reminds me of my daughter Jen who is a red head! :D

Laura said...

Those prints bring back memories!
I wish my girls were babies again!

Laura
White Spray Paint

Victoria Lynn said...

These are so sweet! I love the little girl with the white mittens in the snow.

Shelia said...

Oh, I do remember these precious little darling faces! What a wonderful collection! Don't you love those big ole pretty eyes!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mildred said...

These are beautiful Lorraine. Like Victoria Lynn, my favorite is the girl in mittens in the snow. Thank you so much for sharing.

Susan said...

Yes, I do remember some of these sweet darlings, LDH. But how could that be? Was I born yet when they were painted? Ha ha Susan

Julie said...

Oh My I think I have these somewhere. they were my mom's. I have to go dig in the basement to see. Thanks for the memories.

My Crafty Little Page said...

I think I remember all of these and have always loved the Northern babies. Lucky you to have some! :) Nancy

Susan said...

Those prints are the most beautiful prints I have ever laid eyes on. The gerber babies are so adorable. But my favorites is the All American Boys

Cori said...

What a trip down memory lane for me. I'm about to celebrate 52 years in this wonderful world. I had those beautiful big-eyed girls on my bedroom wall. They are truly timeless and as "current" today as they were 50 years ago.

Thanks for sharing this at My Romantic Home.. I'm smiling with happy memories.

Cori
Starview Sonnet

Regina said...

How adorable. Love all!
Happy weekend dear one.
xo

Cassandra said...

Memories!!! Thank you so much for posting these AND the information which came with them - I especially enjoyed the decorating ideas and the unbelievably low (by today's standards) prices for the prints! I must forward this posting to my sisters! Cassandra ♥

jean luc said...

A-DO-RA-BLE ! so tender and beautiful. Beautiful decorating idea, for sure
Have a great week end there

Sherry from Alabama said...

These prints are breathtakingly beautiful! I have enjoyed my first visit to your lovely blog. We seem to have a lot in common. I've signed up to be a follower and will be back soon to read more of your posts.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

These prints are so pretty!! I love the little girl in white with the white mittens!!

Debbie

Ann said...

Love the prints. I wonder if I can still get a set of those for a quarter...lol I remember a couple of the little girls but I don't recall ever seeing the little boys.

Karen said...

So beautiful! Makes me miss my grandchildren!

Denise Marie said...

love them all

Bettsi said...

Oh boy! Those are so sweet! Loved the trip down memory lane. Thanks!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

My mom put these up in my room when I was a little girl. I think the boys were in my brother's room. Now you're making me wonder what she did with them. Oh such memories! Thanks for sharing.

EG Wow said...

Sweet prints. They make me feel so nostalgic!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is beautiful. I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by. Thanks Anu!

marie said...

What a wonderful memory you stirred up! My mother had these hanging in her bedroom. I wonder if she still has them?
The artwork is so sweet!

b683249c-1fd4-11e2-a4da-000bcdca4d7a said...

When I was a little girl I received 7 of these pictures and always kept them in a "safe place" planning on using them to decorate my children's room someday but never seemed to find just the right spot. As the years went by and the kids grew up they became part of my collection of favorite things and as always they were kept in a "safe place". Then one day recently the roof leaked down into the closet, the water went into the box these pictures were stored in. Some of them received more water damage than others the fact is I still can't throw them out.

I love these pictures as they represent such an innocent time in life. The moral of this story is to enjoy and appreciate what you have now because it can be gone in a heartbeat.

However, if anyone out there knows the value of these pictures BEFORE they were damaged I would appreciate knowing it for insurance purposes.

Roxy Young said...

I have all of them in mint condition. My mom had saved them . I love this.. Roxy

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