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Ramm, John Milton Collection
- 1930-1932 (Creation)
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"Original artwork, including penciled sketches and watercolor mock-ups of small posters, created by this California artist for the San Francisco-based shipping line, The Grace Line (working here through a local advertising agency). The bulk of Ramm's art and papers were donated to the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art in 1994; subsequently, little of Ramm's work has appeared on the market. The group of work for a specific advertising campaign in 1931-1932 includes four watercolor mock-ups of posters/store cards from the Grace Line's 'Havana and Return' cruise; watercolor mock-up of poster for Grace Line's 'California to Victoria and Seattle cruise;' watercolor painting of an untitled cruise ship sailing along a rock coast; Ramm's scrapbook for art created for Grace Line menu cards; plus nine different sketches on tissue paper, being Ramm's rough drawings for menu card ideas." -Marc Selvaggio, Bookseller, A.B.A.A.
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This collection is open for research.
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