Come see our Halloween themed store window at 308 E. 94th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — a skeleton marionette riding a butcher’s bike; a traveler’s souvenir kit for warding off vampires, complete with cruciform wooden stake; 17th- and 18th- century engravings of skulls and cobras and more! (Uh-oh, do we sound a bit like Stefon?) If you do stop by, tell us you saw this on Tumblr. If you’re not in town, we’ve got more photos on our web site at http://www.georgeglazer.com/newyork/windowinv/windowinv.html

BUILDING OF THE CENTURY: For over 130 years, the Century Building has faced Union Square. This drawing by renowned architectural renderer Hughson Hawley was probably made in the 1880s, when it housed the headquarters of Century Publications, publisher of popular 19th-century magazines. Its literary connection continues today as the home of a Barnes & Nobles store. More information: http://www.georgeglazer.com/prints/aanda/historic/centurybldg.html

Apparently the issue of the influence of money on college athletes is not new – this satirical pen-and-ink drawing for the Harvard Lampoon was made between 1900 and 1930. Composed in the manner of an ancient Greek frieze, it portrays the players grasping for a money bag. More at: http://www.georgeglazer.com/prints/sporting/indiv/harvardfootball.html

Apparently the issue of the influence of money on college athletes is not new – this satirical pen-and-ink drawing for the Harvard Lampoon was made between 1900 and 1930. Composed in the manner of an ancient Greek frieze, it portrays the players grasping for a money bag. More at: http://www.georgeglazer.com/prints/sporting/indiv/harvardfootball.html

Back to school fashions were accompanied by globes, maps and a magnifying lens from the George Glazer Gallery in the Madison Avenue window of the Ralph Lauren children’s store on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, August-September 2014.

This 1938 historical pictorial cartoon map of Lower Manhattan is lively, humorous and educational to boot — it was illustrated by Arthur Zaidenberg based on research by Gardner Osborn, Madison Avenue ad man whose avocation was historic preservation. Most of the illustrations depict New York’s colonial history. http://www.georgeglazer.com/maps/newyorkmaps/zaidenberg.html

This August enjoy 20th-century decorative arts at summer sale prices. They were photographed on the picnic table in the garden of our new gallery location at 308 East 94th Street, opening this September. Our other specials are two bird paintings from the estates of prominent art collectors and two fine 19th-century English floor globes by G.F. Cruchley, successor to the renowned Cary firm. See them all here:http://www.georgeglazer.com/news/features.html

This August enjoy 20th-century decorative arts at summer sale prices. They were photographed on the picnic table in the garden of our new gallery location at 308 East 94th Street, opening this September. Our other specials are two bird paintings from the estates of prominent art collectors and two fine 19th-century English floor globes by G.F. Cruchley, successor to the renowned Cary firm. See them all here:http://www.georgeglazer.com/news/features.html

HARDHITTER: This etching with drypoint by Carton Moore-Park captures the action of a polo player on a galloping horse c. 1920s. It reminds us of the Ralph Lauren logo — with more intensity. Moore-Park was a Canadian artist who spent most of his life — 46 years — in New York City, where he and a group of other artists rented a penthouse studio atop the Flatiron Building. More at http://www.georgeglazer.com/prints/sporting/horses/mooreparkpolo.html

HARDHITTER: This etching with drypoint by Carton Moore-Park captures the action of a polo player on a galloping horse c. 1920s. It reminds us of the Ralph Lauren logo — with more intensity. Moore-Park was a Canadian artist who spent most of his life — 46 years — in New York City, where he and a group of other artists rented a penthouse studio atop the Flatiron Building. More at http://www.georgeglazer.com/prints/sporting/horses/mooreparkpolo.html

ADORABLE CAT PICTURE, 18TH C. STYLE: Seems that the English in the 18th century loved cute cat pictures as much as 21st-century Internet users do. This 1780 George Stubbs’ print of leopard cubs at play was hugely popular during and after his lifetime. See it on our web site: http://www.georgeglazer.com/prints/nathist/mammals/stubbstygers.html

ADORABLE CAT PICTURE, 18TH C. STYLE: Seems that the English in the 18th century loved cute cat pictures as much as 21st-century Internet users do. This 1780 George Stubbs’ print of leopard cubs at play was hugely popular during and after his lifetime. See it on our web site: http://www.georgeglazer.com/prints/nathist/mammals/stubbstygers.html

HOKKAIDO: This map of Hokkaido is a detail of a pictorial map of Japan sold as a souvenir to the first wave of English-speaking postwar tourists in 1955. A bearded Russian peers across the strait from the Kamchatka Peninsula. More at http://www.georgeglazer.com/maps/asia/japanpictorial.html

HOKKAIDO: This map of Hokkaido is a detail of a pictorial map of Japan sold as a souvenir to the first wave of English-speaking postwar tourists in 1955. A bearded Russian peers across the strait from the Kamchatka Peninsula. More at http://www.georgeglazer.com/maps/asia/japanpictorial.html

JAPAN IN PICTURES: This pictorial map of Japan was sold as a souvenir to the first wave of English-speaking postwar tourists in 1955. It’s filled with numerous small cartoon illustrations related to Japanese landmarks, products, recreational activities and culture. More at: http://www.georgeglazer.com/maps/asia/japanpictorial.html