‘Djer-Kiss Advertising’
Series of advertising artwork for the Djer-Kiss Company (c 1920s)

Djer-Kiss was a French company that sold feminine products such as perfume, face powders, talc, extracts, toilet waters, soap and similar products. During the years c 1915 – 1925 the company hired various artists to illustrate imagery promoting their products. Pictured below are various layouts which appeared in popular magazines of the day such as The Ladies Home Journal and similar publishing houses. Naturally given the time period and products, fairies were the primary imagery in the advertisements.

I ran across this advertisement on Pinterest, note the comment to the right – “My great great grandfather painted this, I’m so serious… his name was Frederick Richardson and he also illustrated the mother goose books. It’s funny seeing this on Pinterest when it’s hung up in my grandmothers living room.”

References –

The History of Djer-Kiss

By Frederick Richardson
(1862 – 1937 American)
By Charles Federick Neagle
(1857 – 1944 American)
By R.L & E.D. Forkum
By Maxfield Parrish
Published Ladies Home Journal
(December 1916)
By Willy Pogany
By Charles Federick Neagle
(1857 – 1944 American)
By William De Leftwich Dodge
(1867 – 1935 American)
By Charles Federick Neagle
(1857 – 1944 American)
By Frederick Richardson
(1862 – 1937 American)
By R.L & E.D. Forkum
By Charles Federick Neagle
(1857 – 1944 American)
By Charles Federick Neagle
(1857 – 1944 American)
By Willy Pogany
By R.L & E.D. Forkum
By Signed Artist*
djer-kiss screenshot