"Paint by Number": A Hobby That Swept The Nation in the 1950s
Oh, my I just discovered that there is now a "Paint by Number Museum" online. You will find images of Paint by Number Art, articles, exhibits, advertising catalogs and everything you could possibly want to know on the topic.
I just ordered this older reference book called Paint by Number: The How-To-Craze that Swept the Nation.
One thing we can say about this hobby that really caught on during the 1950s-1960s is that it left a lot of funky artsy for wall decor for baby boomers to now bring home once again. And on that note, I'm off to find some "Paint By Numbers" for my walls.
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at email@example.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists