Thursday, July 1, 2010

J G Scott - Gibson Cards Artist

Don't be so CHILLY Sweetheart.

4 5/8" x 5"
circa 1920s/1930s
2 layers
no publisher's marks
likely by J G Scott

You suit me fine, My Valentine

4 1/8" x 3 1/8"
circa 1920s/1930s
made by Gibson
possibly by J G Scott

None of the cards on this page are signed by the artist, but are likely to be by John G Scott (aka JG Scott). There is very little written about this prolific artist and he did not sign most of his work. Signed cards do exist but are quite rare.

To My Valentine

4" x 3 1/4"
circa 1940s
die cut - dog playing flute
marked: Gibson Cinti., U.S.A.
1 V 8015

Mr. Scott's association with Gibson runs from May 1924 - Dec 1953.  He also drew Cream of Wheat ads in the 1920s that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and the Peoples Home Journal and did some magazine covers.

Rain or Shine
I Love You.

 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"
dated 1936
Girl with Umbrella and Small Dog
no Gibson mark on the back

In addition to his work as an artist, Mr. Scott served as a Representative to the Pennsylvania State General Assembly from the County of Schuylkill from 1925 - 1934. His passing in March of 1975 was noted in the Wed., April 30th 1975 session of the General Assembly.

You cut some figure with me!

 4 1/4" x 3 1/2"
circa 1940s
Skater with High Button Ice Skates
marked: Gibson Cinti., U.S.A.
1 v 8026

I Like You.

 4 1/8" x 3 1/4"
circa 1940s or early 1950s
marked: A Gibson Card
Gibson Cinti., U.S.A.

To My Valentine

 4 1/8" x 3 1/4"
circa 1930s

All my Love is for YOU.

3 1/8" x 4"
circa 1940s
made by Gibson
marked: 1 V 8027

Hello There! You're Nice ~ 
This little Dutch girl Is neat as can be,
Her cap's snowy white,
As you plainly can see
In her big wooden shoes
She is coming your way
To tell you "Hello"
On St Valentine's Day.

4 1/8" x 6"
circa 1950s
made in USA
by Gibson
marked: A Gibson Card
Gibson Cinti., U.S.A.
10V 8078

We'd pack a grip And take a trip If you'd be mine.

6 1/2" x 4 5/8"
circa 1940s
mechanical card
hat moves


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1 comment:

  1. Love these, thank you for sharing my great uncle's artwork!