ID - Campbell’s Soup Kids Print Grace Grebbie Drayton (Wiederseim)

Discussion in 'Art' started by VintageAlways, Jan 6, 2022.

  1. VintageAlways

    VintageAlways Member

    Thank you for looking. I would love to know more about this Print by Grace Grebbie Drayton (Wiederseim)

    American, 1877 - 1936

    “1913 Copyright” Campbell's Soup Kid Lithograph Wooden Framed Print

    “I’d Rather Say Hello Than Goodbye”

    I have found postcards only. This framed print measures 9” X 12”.

    It is copyright marked Reinthal & Newman Pubs. N.Y.

    Would anyone have a rough idea of value?

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  2. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    Candle stick phones were used from 1890-1940 if that helps
  3. VintageAlways

    VintageAlways Member

    Thank you for your help, maybe researching the date is a good idea!
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I'm confused. What is the association with Campbell's Soup beyond the fact that the illustrator did work for the company? Is this language "Reinthal & Newman Pubs. N.Y." printed on the piece? Is the date "1913" printed on the piece?

  5. VintageAlways

    VintageAlways Member

    Sorry for the confusion. I am only guessing what this print may be based on this postcard that I found on Pinterest which was pulled from Worthpoint. On the print that I have in my possession, there is the marking "Reinthal & Newman Pubs. N.Y." There is no date printed on my print.

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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    So nothing to do with Campbell's Soup. Publisher is confirmed as "Reinthal & Newman Pubs. N.Y." The Worthpoint postcard was mailed in 1913. A quick internet search shows that stamp produced in 1911/12 so dating right-ish. #308 is printed on the back of the postcard.

  8. VintageAlways

    VintageAlways Member

    Thank you Deborah. Your right, there is nothing on the card that says Campbell’s Soup. I did read on Wikipedia that Campbell’s Soup Kids were sometimes depicted as talking on the phone, but that still doesn’t prove that this is a Campbell’s Soup kid.
  9. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Read Drayton's bio on Wikipedia and it says she was busy with lots of other things at the same time. No doubt her association with Campbell's was a big help in popularizing her other work, and I think it would be fair to say in a description that she was the creator of those characters.
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  10. VintageAlways

    VintageAlways Member

    Thank you for your input. She certainly was a prolific illustrator!
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