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

TGIF: This poster advertises an 1890s hit musical and reproduces the lyrics of its most popular song — a cautionary tale about a night on the town in New York City gone awry. We even found a performance of the song on YouTube so you can sing along! Cheers! More about the poster here:http://www.georgeglazer.com/prints/music/hoytchinatown.htmland sing along with the NY Light Opera Company here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crh1v3zdCEs

TGIF: This poster advertises an 1890s hit musical and reproduces the lyrics of its most popular song — a cautionary tale about a night on the town in New York City gone awry. We even found a performance of the song on YouTube so you can sing along! Cheers! More about the poster here:http://www.georgeglazer.com/prints/music/hoytchinatown.html
and sing along with the NY Light Opera Company here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crh1v3zdCEs

GIMME SHELTER ISLAND: This is a hand-painted pictorial map of Shelter Island off the coast of Long Island, from 1962 by Claude Martinez. More about it here: http://www.georgeglazer.com/maps/newyorkmaps/shelterisland.html
Whether you’re heading for the beach or staying in town, we wish all our Tumblr subscribers a great 4th of July weekend! 

GIMME SHELTER ISLAND: This is a hand-painted pictorial map of Shelter Island off the coast of Long Island, from 1962 by Claude Martinez. More about it here: http://www.georgeglazer.com/maps/newyorkmaps/shelterisland.html

Whether you’re heading for the beach or staying in town, we wish all our Tumblr subscribers a great 4th of July weekend! 

THE GREAT METROPOLIS: This 1868 map of New York City shows much of Manhattan including the newly created Central Park, Brooklyn, parts of Queens and Jersey City. The detailed geographic information includes streets, squares, parks, ward numbers, railroads, ferry routes and numbered boat slips, many labeled with the names of shipping lines.  More here: http://www.georgeglazer.com/maps/newyorkmaps/taintor.html

THE GREAT METROPOLIS: This 1868 map of New York City shows much of Manhattan including the newly created Central Park, Brooklyn, parts of Queens and Jersey City. The detailed geographic information includes streets, squares, parks, ward numbers, railroads, ferry routes and numbered boat slips, many labeled with the names of shipping lines.  More here: http://www.georgeglazer.com/maps/newyorkmaps/taintor.html

WIRED: This commemorative Western Union gavel has a brass plate on the mallet end depicting the company’s original headquarters in the Historic Reynolds Arcade in Rochester, New York, built in 1828. It was razed in 1932, the year before this gavel was made, from wood salvaged from the demolition. It’s on sale through July 15 for $50 off the listed price. More on https://www.georgeglazer.com/decarts/objects/gavels/westernuniongavel.html

George came up with the idea of putting these vintage burgees (yacht flags) from our gallery in triangular frames. The designer, Jane Capellini, created a dynamic arrangement with them in the entryway of her waterfront vacation home as part of a nautical theme that’s carried through in the rest of the house. This photo accompanies an article in the June 2014 issue of “Connecticut Cottages and Gardens.” More about it here: http://www.georgeglazer.com/newyork/shopping/capellinidockside.html

George came up with the idea of putting these vintage burgees (yacht flags) from our gallery in triangular frames. The designer, Jane Capellini, created a dynamic arrangement with them in the entryway of her waterfront vacation home as part of a nautical theme that’s carried through in the rest of the house. This photo accompanies an article in the June 2014 issue of “Connecticut Cottages and Gardens.” More about it here: http://www.georgeglazer.com/newyork/shopping/capellinidockside.html

This June head to the Hamptons guided by a turn of the century Long Island promotional map extolling it as “The Pleasure Ground of New York.” The Long Island Railroad promoted the island as a residential location and vacation resort with this Map of Long Island copyrighted 1884. Surrounding the colorful map enticing slogans advertise “The Pleasure Ground of New York; Cool in Summer; Warm in Winter.” This map is on sale through July 15, 2014. See all our cool sale items at: http://www.georgeglazer.com/news/features.html

This June head to the Hamptons guided by a turn of the century Long Island promotional map extolling it as “The Pleasure Ground of New York.” The Long Island Railroad promoted the island as a residential location and vacation resort with this Map of Long Island copyrighted 1884. Surrounding the colorful map enticing slogans advertise “The Pleasure Ground of New York; Cool in Summer; Warm in Winter.” This map is on sale through July 15, 2014. See all our cool sale items at: http://www.georgeglazer.com/news/features.html

Globe Nouveau: This 12-inch American table globe from 1930-31 is on a metal Art Nouveau style stand. We figured out the date from clues in the geography — see how at http://www.georgeglazer.com/globes/table/wc12nouveau.html

Globe Nouveau: This 12-inch American table globe from 1930-31 is on a metal Art Nouveau style stand. We figured out the date from clues in the geography — see how at http://www.georgeglazer.com/globes/table/wc12nouveau.html