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Catalog Number 10645-9
Title Easel; John P. Falter
Object Name Easel
Description Large adjustable wooden easel. Two metal wheels on the front side. Three vertical wooden pieces for supporting the back of the painting. Small adjustable shelf that can slide up or down. Two pieces of wood in the back connect the vertical pieces to the base which extends to the back.
Year Range to 1982
Material wood, metal
Used USA: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Height (in) 61
Width (in) 26.75
Depth (in) 27
People Falter, John Philip, 1910-1982
History This easel was used by John P. Falter in his Philadelphia studio.

Nebraska native John P. Falter was a renowned illustrator and artist best known for the more than 185 Saturday Evening Post covers he produced from the 1940s to the 1960s. His work also appeared in Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, McCall's, Life, and Look. Falter produced illustrations for pulp magazines, three hundred World War II recruiting posters, a series of paintings of World War II heroes, numerous advertisements, and paintings depicting western migration and exploration.


Credit line John P. Falter, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Collection NSHS Temporary Number Collection