Site Visitor Finds Signed Tonnesen Print



Site visitor Ron Grassmann took one look at the little girl in our post of December 3, and was immediately reminded of a child in a print on a calendar in his own collection. Grassmann, who with his wife, Cora, edits Fox Tales, the newsletter of the vintage art collectors of the RA Fox Society, located the calendar and,very kindly, sent a scan to us for inclusion here on our blog. The print, titled “Chums” on the 1926 calendar, is signed Beatrice Tonnesen and was copyrighted by the Calumet Baking Powder Co. The name “Tonneson” appears on the mat below the print, evidently added, but not proof-read, by the publisher. Thanks to Ron Grassmann for sharing this charming find with us!

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