Adalin Wichman illustrations

Abstract

The Adalin Wichman illustrations (1960-1987, undated; 1 cubic feet; 1 box and 1 oversized box) contains original and reproduction fashion illustrations designed by Adalin Wichman as a free-lance illustrator in Lexington, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Adalin Wichman illustrations
Extent
1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Illustrators.
Fashion illustrators
Fashion drawing
Department stores -- United States -- 20th century.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Jordan Daniels
Preferred Citation
2012ms382 : [identification of item], Adalin Wichman illustrations, 1960-1987, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Adalin Wichman (1922-2013) was a sculptor, illustrator, and artist based in Lexington, Kentucky. Wichman was born in Paris, Kentucky, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky. Wichman served as the advertising director for Keeneland, a horse racing track and sales venue in Lexington, from 1969 to 1989. Hymson's Tots and Teens, a local department store, also employed her to illustrate their advertisements which appeared in the newspaper, beginning in 1952. Other local department stores and retailers also hired her to illustrate clothing, accessories, children's toys, furniture, and other items.
Among Wichman's career highlights are the Eclipse Award Trophy, a trophy dedicated to someone with outstanding contributions to equestrian sport, the Foucault Pendulum Clock hanging in the Lexington Public Library, and the painting of Lucille Caudill Little, which can be found hanging in the lobby of the University of Kentucky's Little Fine Arts Library.
Scope and Content
The Adalin Wichman illustrations (dated 1960-1987, undated; 1 cubic feet; 1 box and 1 oversized boxs) contains original and reproduction fashion illustrations designed by Adalin Wichman as a free-lance illustrator in Lexington, Kentucky. The illustrations were created as advertisements for Lexington department stores and other retailers which commissioned Wichman for newspaper advertisements, in-store promotions, and catalogs. The illustrations primarily portray clothing for men, women, and children, but the collection also includes illustrations for furniture; fashion accessories, such as purses, horse-themed jewelry, and watches; children's toys; and in-store materials like gift certificates.
The illustrations were largely commissioned by a variety of local department stores and specialty retailers in Lexington such as: Hymson's Tots and Teens; Henri's; Loom and Needle; Graves, Cox; Jerome; Logan's; London Luggage; and Meyers. The collection has been organized by the store client and by the theme of the illustration.
This collection contains similar illustrations that do not have an identifying client listed on the drawings. These illustrations have been organized into their own series and organized by theme.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical and intellectual rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Store fashion illustrations, 1960-1973, undated

The Store fashion illustrations series consists of Adalin Wichman's illustrations commissioned by a variety of local department stores and specialty retailers in Lexington such as: Hymson's Tots and Teens; Henri's; Loom and Needle; Graves, Cox; Jerome; Logan's; London Luggage; and Meyers. The series has been organized by the store client and by the theme of the illustration.

Graves, Cox men's pajamas and shoes illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Graves, Cox men's store Christmas catalog, undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Henri's department store gift certificate, undated

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Henri's department store newspaper advertisement, undated

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Henri's department store women's fashion illustration, undated

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Hymson's department store boy's fashion illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Hymson's department store accessories and toys illustrations, undated

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Hymson's department store children's and women's fashion illustrations, undated

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Hymson's department store children's and women's fashion newspaper ad proofs, undated

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Hymson's department store fashion notes print and negative, undated

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Hymson's department store girl's fashion illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Hymson's department store watch, furniture, and toy illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Hymson's department store women's coats illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 9
  • Box 2, folder 5
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Hymson's department store women's dresses illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Hymson's department store women's fashion and accessories proof, undated

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Hymson's department store women's fashion illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Hymson's department store women's lingerie illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Jerome department store newspaper advertisement clippings, 1973, undated

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Jerome department store advertisement proofs, undated

  • Box 1, folder 14
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Jerome department store women's fashion illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Logan's department store Herald-Leader newspaper advertisement clippings, 1987

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Logan's department store men's fashion advertisements proofs, undated

  • Box 2, folder 8
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London Luggage horse-themed jewelry and horse illustration, undated

  • Box 1, folder 16
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Loom and Needle store, women's gown and advertisement illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 17
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Meyers department store men's fashion and steak knives illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 18
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Meyers department store newspaper advertisement clipping, 1960

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Unidentified illustrations, 1973-1987, undated

The Unidentified illustrations series contains illustrations without an identified client. These illustrations have been organized by theme.

Boys' fashion illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 20
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Doll and toys illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 21
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Girls' fashion illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 22
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Women's fashion illustrations, undated

  • Box 1, folder 23-25
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Women's dresses and gowns illustrations, 1987

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Women's fashion illustrations, 1973

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Woman in front of department store illustration, undated

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Medallion or plate illustration, undated

  • Box 1, folder 26
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