Images are meticulously cut and either pasted or glued on recto and verso, with only 24 of 160 pages blank. The VG+ autograph book (5.5” x 7.5”) in faux leather contains multiple color cutout images per page, with ownership inscription on opening page: “The Campbell Kids Collection by Aunt Rose Garfinkel.” Forty or so loose cutouts laid-in but not affixed; some of the images are from This Week Magazine (1935-1969) and The American Home, May 1959.
Cartoonist Grace Drayton first drew the Campbell’s Soup Kids in 1904, and they soon became central to their advertising campaigns in the following decades (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund). This was certainly a labor of love for Aunt Rose, and a nice example of the visual appeal of midcentury advertising. Item #243