Vanity Fair Proof Prints


Vanity Fair "Proofs Before Lettering" were produced to verify the colors and lines of the lithographs. The numbers vary, but no more than 20 proofs were printed of each caricature. These prints have no captions, dates or other descriptive text, and the magazine bound them in numbered albums with green leather and gilt tooling. They were offered for sale, and were also awarded as prizes in Vanity Fair's acrostic contests. At the front of each volume was a printed note from Vanity Fair giving the number of proof volume and the numbered volume in the series. The quality of the colors in the proof prints, their clarity of line and detail and their scarcity make them highly collectible and of considerable interest to collectors worldwide.

Each print is approx. 10"x15" (25 cm x 37 cm), with the image itself being approx. 7.5" x13" (19 cm x 33 cm).

Many of the Antique & Vintage Prints and Ads that you will find on our website are quite rare and increasingly hard to find, meaning that once they are sold, we may not get another one in stock for quite some time. We have a solution for that! We have created a Hi-Resolution Scan file of all of our print & ads in our inventory. This means that we can "Print-On Demand" any item that you see in our store! Please visit our "Giclee Prints" section of our store to see what is currently available, and if you do not see what you are looking for, please contact us so we can create one for you!

Adirondack Retro guarantees that all of our Antique and Vintage Prints & Ads are authentic from the year stated. We offer our Original Antique Prints and our Limited Edition Giclee Reproduction Prints with the option to include archival matting with your purchase.