Monthly Archives: September 2010

And so the relationship..and the commissions..grow..

Looks like by about 1905 The Leyendecker’s had moved out to New Rochelle and Frank and Joe were commuting to the studio in NY City for the most part. Also, of course, Joe would spend most of his time there … Continue reading

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Enter HANDSOME Charles A. Beach..Hmmm…

And why wouldnt we swoon ?? Which brings our legacy to the beginning of a lifelong relationship between J.C. Leyendecker , his family, and a man named Charles A. Beach. It is said that Joe was out of town somewhere … Continue reading

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BEFORE ARROW COLLARS..A couple of things.

It was May 20th 1899 , when the Leyendecker Boys were in Chicago at the Fine Arts building , that J.C. received his first commission for the Sat.Evening Post..This would begin a 44 year association with the magazine (322 Covers … Continue reading

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There is so much to know..

I feel like I am letting you down if I don’t explain that in around 1889, the family was no longer able to pay for furthering any education, so Joe enrolled as an apprentice at the J.Manz company..a Chicago engraving … Continue reading

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