Friday, February 17th 2017 @ 8:01pm EST
A collection of Louis Kaep watercolors and memorabilia. Louis Kaep (1903 – 1991) received commissions from the United Sates Navy and Seabees, these memorabilia pieces reflect those commissions. Featured are four black and white photographs from the 1960s portraying a Christmas party with the United States Navy where Louis Kaep assisted handing out gifts, an accompanying letter from the US Navy stating the photos were official US Navy photographs, a postcard that he had to sent to a Miss Corley with one of his watercolor pieces of a snowy hill, a program from The Fairfield Watercolor Group and Presentation of Painting from Salmagundi Club and Nacal where Louis was featured, and a thank you notes from the US Navy for Louis’ watercolors from Commander Nicholas J. Pope. Also included in this collection is a watercolor piece by Kaep titled Port Au Prince Haiti, which portrays a colorful street market in Haiti and is presented on a white mat. In addition to the Louis Kaep items and seemingly unrelated is a Cover-girl Cottons mock-up advertisement featuring two images of ladies in pastel pink and teal business attire from circa 1960s. This mock-up features white cotton swatches at its center.
- wear of memorabilia consistent with age and use; watercolor has discoloration and minor stains; cover-girl mock-up appears to have been matted with adhesive residue present.
18.5" W x 15.5" H x 0.25" D
- measured matted watercolor; image measures 15.5" W x 12.0" H.