National Geographic : 1917 Sep
ONE CAN LIVE WITHOUT ART -BUT NOT SO WELL The Old Masters in Color Masterpieces of American Art // _ _......^ THE MUSIC LESSON. - Lancret. Medici Print For GIFTS and for YOUR HOME UNSURPASSED for weddings, Christmas. birth days. Also for adornment of our homes, schools, clubs; for elevation of taste in our children; for our own daily enjoyment: " One can live without art-but not so well." LARGE GALLERY OF SUBJECTS: We can show here but one of the 500 illustrated in our catalogues (see below). You will find in them an absorbing choice of subjects, from the great works of the Old Mas ters to the paintings of our own day-Corot and Inness landscapes; Abbey's Holy Grad; new mural decorations by Sargent and by Violet Oak ley: inspiring patriotic subjects: Pictures appro priate for every occasion and for every room in the house, including many for your children. AS TO QUALITY, THE COPLEY PRINTS received highest award gold medal from the French Govern ment. "Excellent," says John S. Sargent. "I could not wish better."-Edwin A. Abbey. "So fine in quality."-Augustus Saint-Gaudens. OF THE MEDICI PRINTS the London Times says: "Their perfection is little short of amazing." Mr. Holmes, Director of the National Gallery. London, says: "In truth of color and detail they are, for most practical purposes, replicas of the original paintings." YOUROLDFAMILYPORTRAITS,reproduced privately in the COPLEY PRINTS-from old daguerreotypes, faded photographs, tintypes, kodaks, etc. -make unique gifts to your relatives. Particulars in Copley Catalogue (see below). HOWOBTAINED:Through art stores or direct from us. We send on approval prepaid and with no obligation of purchase. PRICES:From only a few dollars (down to 25 cents for Medici Miniatures) up to $25.00 for large sizes. Special attention to appropriate framing, at reasonable prices. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUES:Send 25 cents (stamps accepted) for each Catalogue-50 cents for both. These are not ordinary catalogues, remember; they are practically Illustrated Hand-Books of Art. Re member, too, the cost is deducted from a $2.50 purchase of the Prints. The Copley Catalogue is of American art (in rich sepia tone, some in color). The Medici Catalogue is of the Old Masters (all in color). SEND NOW-to give you the more time for careful Christmas selections. Address either L CURTIS & CAMERON or the new American Branch of THE MEDICI SOCIETY Offices:-243 Harcourt Street, BOSTON Salesroom: Pierce Bldg., opp. Public Library j The Oriental Store. New Catalog Is Ready! Write forYour Free Copy Now SIMPLY forward your name and address, and by return mail we shall send post-paid this beautiful book of the Orient. Illus trates -many in actual colors - and describes thousands of distinctive and individual Oriental objects for the home, for personal use, and for presentation purposes. Vantine's, the most in teresting store in the world, is a wondrous, ever-changing exposition of unique and modern works of art and utility, from each nook and corner of Japan, China, Turkey, Persia, and India. The Vantine Catalog brings this wonderful institu tion to your home and explains how you may shop with us by mail, no matter how far from New York you reside. Write now, as the edition is limited. Address Dept. 100. Some Selections from Vantine's New Catalog No. N8195. Japanese Spotted Rabbit fur slippers for men and women, fur lined. For indoor wear or (when ordered in overshoe sizes) to keep the feet warm when motoring, etc. In ordering, state size of shoe or overshoe worn. Price, prepaid, $4.75. No. N15248. Cabinetofgenuine Japanese lacquer, lined with velvet; contains two bottles of our most popular Oriental perfumes-each odor different. When emptied may be used as an ink well, or by simply re moving the bottles you may have a jewel case. Price prepaid,$1.00 . No. N12474. Natural Root Wjod Card, Cake or Fruit Tray, made from an individual natural root, well polished and shows pretty grains and knobs. Price prepaid,$1.75. No. N12316. Japanese hand carved Wood Nut Set, consist ing of a bowl and mallet with removable anvil in center of bowl, finished in a pretty shade of dark brown. Price par eet, prepaid,$1.00 . No. N1960. Curious Bankoware Teapot, representing the "God of Plenty," prettily finished with yellow cap, blue gown and vivid red carp. Has wistaria handle and strainer in spout. Price prepaid, $1.25. - AA-VANTINE- CO-Inc Fifth Avenue and 39th Street, New York "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you.'