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Drake-Wiltshire Postcards

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1925? "The Fable Restaurant" postcard with mural by Jo Mora, advertising The Fable Restaurant in San Francisco's Hotel Drake-Wiltshire. 5 3/8" x 3". C.T. Art-Colortone. Genuine Curteich, Chicago. $15.65 from Jill Curran, Little Rock, AR, through Ebay, May, '99. Extra copy for $10.76 from Dan Vidaurri, Chico, CA, through Ebay, Oct., '00.

The upper 2/3 of the card is "one of the Fable Murals by the noted California Artist Jo Mora." It pictures a parade of animal waiters led by a pig wearing a chef's hat. The card is not written on on the back. The picture side of the card is linen-like. I was lucky: another exemplar of this card sold a month earlier on Ebay for $10 more.

 

1925? "The Fable Restaurant" postcard with murals by Jo Mora, advertising The Fable Restaurant in San Francisco's Hotel Drake-Wiltshire. 5 3/8" x 3". C.T. Art-Colortone. Genuine Curteich, Chicago. $10.76 from Dan Vidaurri, Chico, CA, through Ebay, Oct., '00.

This card presents "Two of the Famous Fable Murals by Jo Mora." The figures above seem to be individuals gathered around the piano, where a leopardess plays. Thus there are waiters, diners, drinkers. Below are several guitar-playing musicians who seem to have a very lively Flamenco sort of dance going among the five who are dancing. The flaunced skirts of two of these dancers are spectacular!

 

1925? "The Fable Restaurant" postcard with murals by Jo Mora, advertising The Fable Restaurant in San Francisco's Hotel Drake-Wiltshire. 5 3/8" x 3". C.T. Art-Colortone. Genuine Curteich, Chicago. $16.69 from Gary Moretta, San Diego, CA, through Ebay, June, '00.

This card presents "Two of the Famous Fable Murals by Jo Mora." The figures above are dancing pairs. Those below seem to be conversing on their way to a hunt; at least some have rifles along. Now I begin to wonder how many cards there were in a set.

See also the menu I have found from the Fable Restaurant.