Thursday, December 13, 2012

"A Silhouette Portraiture Free"

This ad ran in the "El Paso Herald" in El Paso, Texas, Friday, December 1, 1916.
      Baron Scotford - late of 129 Regent Street, London W. and who made such a decided hit at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, will be with us Saturday, in Toy City (Basement), where he will make a Free Bust Portrait of every child accompanied by an adult.
      Baron Scotford is "The Greatest Silhouettist of the Age," and the press in all countries have paid him glowing tributes.
      He has executed Scissor Portraits of almost every king and queen of Europe, presidents of America, famous actresses and other distinguished persons.
      These Portraiture are executed in two minutes with scissors and black paper only.
      The illustrations above are taken from Baron Scotford's Gallery of Celebrities. The names from left to righat are:
      Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria, Lady Waterford. The Late Arch Duke Ferdinand of Austria, Mrs Winston Churchill and Her Royal Highness Princess Marie Louise Schleswig Holstein.

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