Rare Prohibition Era Drunken Animals SARG? Single Color Novelty Printed Tablecloth (46 X 42)
I think this is a late prohibition era tablecloth from the lighter fabric, the single color print and the style of the animals. I also think this is likely a Tony Sarg pattern. It looks similar to the animals in his "Book of Animals" and "Wonder Zoo" both published in 1925 and includes the same animals, like the pelican. Tony Sarg was an anti-prohibition crusader and published a short movie called "The First Circus" in 1921. By 1928 he was producing balloons based on his animal designs for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I have never seen this tablecloth before.
It is a hanky weight cotton and has a small hole. Because of the weight I didn't want to try to soak away the stain in the pattern.
- Dye Condition: bright
- Fabric Content: lighter hanky weight cotton
- Hems/Selvedges: good
- Holes/Tears: one small hole by the giraffe
- Size: 46 X 42 inches
- Stains: one yellow stain I did not try to remove. a couple of tiny darker stains