This is a booklet my grandfather (Frank Wilkinson) created for all the the church banners that my grandmother (Joanna Stouffer Wilkinson) made. This was done some time in the 1970s for St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Lexington, SC.
This is a letter and a doodle my grandfather or grandmother did on the back. No idea when this was done. It would have been some time before my grandmother died in 1982. They had several pear trees in their front yard, which must have been the inspiration for the drawing on the left.
This is a newspaper article from the Syracuse Herald-Journal. Joanna Stouffer Wilkinson is working with some of her Students putting items into the Kiln. In case anyone was wondering, yes, I do still have the owners manual for this kiln. So if anyone needs it…
Here is a 1950’s furniture store adertisement that my grandfather (Frank Wilkinson) did. At least I believe it was his work. There is no explanation for WHY this was saved. So I am going to assume he did the artwork.
Here is some artwork done by my Frank Wilkinson (my paternal grandfather). The art was probably done for a china design.
Here is an invite for the 1948 Syracuse Rose Society Dinner. My Frank or Joanna (my paternal grandparents) did this artwork on the cover.
Here are several of Frank Wilkinson’s china designs from the 1940s. These would have been done for the various china manufacturers in the US. Including Syracuse China, Jackson China, Oneida China, etc.
I believe that this is the first step in designing china. Sort of a rough draft for the final product.
This was saved, for some unknown reason. So am posting it here. My grandfather may have done the artwork. But I am not sure. It doesn’t look any of his other work.
Bob Wilkinson’s (my father) birth announcement. I believe that the artwork was done by Frank Wilkinson (my grandfather).
Notice that it doesn’t even mention my grandmother by name…the parents are just listed as “Mr. and Mrs. Francis E Wilkinson”
I found this ad for Speedball Sticks pens. I am fairly certain that I have seen these stick figures in one of my grandfather’s (Frank Wilkinson) notebooks. So I am think this is an ad he did the artwork for.
Speedball also seems to be very popular with artists, even today. So he may have just kept this because he liked the ad. The films in this ad are all from the early 1930’s, so this would have been very early in Frank’s career.