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

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