Hart Schaffner & Marx, Coats for women, 1924
SHERWIN WILLIAMS 1934-The New Home Decorator

Little Lulu, the early years

Shout out to  Ximena and Alix: the two X's who love Lulu as much or more than I do.

 Little lulu, Marge, 192-1936, cartoon, early little lulu
Little Lulu, by Marge, Rand McNally & Co copyright 1925-1936. 1939 edition. PSAW ephemera collections

Little Lulu Goes To College

 "The papers of Marjorie Henderson Buell—known as “Marge” to Little Lulu’s millions of fans—now live at the Schlesinger Library (at Radcliffe College) thanks to the generosity of her sons, Lawrence Buell, the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard, and Frederick Buell, professor of English at Queens College, City University of New York."  source

 Little lulu book frontespiece, by marge, 1939 edition
Little Lulu, PSAW ephemera collections

"Buell, who was born in 1904 and grew up in Philadelphia, was the first woman cartoonist to achieve worldwide fame as well as commercial success. Moreover, she kept the rights to the Little Lulu character from its inception in 1935 until 1972 when she retired with her husband, Clarence Buell. Meanwhile, Buell presided over a merchandising empire that included Little Lulu dolls, lunch boxes, clothing, toys, puzzles, and candy, some of which are included in the exhibit."

 Little lulu, marge, little lulu on statue, lulu 1939, black and white comic
Little Lulu, PSAW ephemera collections

 Little lulu, marge, 1939, little lulu on subway, little lulu gymnastics
Little Lulu, PSAW ephemera collections


 Little lulu, marge, 1939, men only, little lulu in moustache, little lulu in drag,
Little Lulu, PSAW ephemera collections

If you are a comics fan, you'll love this vintage original Helen Hokinson ad, framed, ready to hang.

Helen Hokinson ad for Maxwell House