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American School, 20th Century Lot of Two Images of Kittens Sleeping Under Blankets.

Auction:
2220
Lot:
3
Sold for:
$940$800

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Auction:
Sale #2220 - 2220
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 21, 2003 4:00PM

Description:

American School, 20th Century

Lot of Two Images of Kittens Sleeping Under Blankets. Both signed "...Grunewald" in pencil l.r. and monogrammed in the plate. Etchings with color on paper, plate sizes 8 1/8 x 9 3/4 in. (20.6 x 24.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Not examined out of frame.

N.B. One of these images is the famous "Chessie" cat used by the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad system (later known as the Chessie System). This images was adopted in the 1930s by the company as an advertising image to accompany the slogan "Sleep Like a Kitten."
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

American School, Chesapeake, Ohio, advertising image, Rail transport, Rail transport in the United States, Transportation in the United States