Illustration: 30s & 40s Colliers Illustrations

Kent and Colliers

Yesterday, we had a wonderful surprise. Animation Resources supporter Kent Butterworth stopped by lugging eight huge bound volumes under his arm. They were library copies of Colliers magazine from the late 1940s and early 1950s. He donated them to our library so folks who stop by can browse the amazing illustrations and cartoons. Thanks, Kent!

Here are a few images from the June 5th, 1948 issue… Check out the amazing illustrations for mundane products like outboard motors and golf balls! Magazines today can’t compare.

Colliers Magazine Illstration
Colliers Magazine Illstration
Colliers Magazine Illstration
Colliers Magazine Illstration
Colliers Magazine Illstration
Colliers Magazine Illstration
Colliers Magazine Illstration
Colliers Magazine Illstration
Colliers Magazine Illstration
Colliers Magazine Illstration

Here’s a batch of advertisements from the mid-1930s Colliers magazines loaned to us for digitization by archive supporter Mike Fontinelli. I don’t know about you, but after looking over these great magazines, I have the urge to go out and buy a 1936 Terraplane!

1930s Colliers Ad
1930s Colliers Ad
1930s Colliers Ad
1930s Colliers Ad
1930s Colliers Ad
1930s Colliers Ad
1930s Colliers Ad
1930s Colliers Ad
1930s Colliers Ad
1930s Colliers Ad
1930s Colliers Ad
1930s Colliers Ad
1930s Colliers Ad
1930s Colliers Ad

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

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This posting is part of a series of articles comprising an online exhibit spotlighting Illustration.

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