Saturday, January 14, 2017

1939 "Hankyventures" Book

Hankyventures is a unique little title published by the Herrmann Handkerchief Company. The cardboard book features six pages, each includes a color illustration of a Disney character, a short poem, and a corresponding cloth handkerchief tucked into die-cut slots. They appear in the following order: Donald Duck, Pluto, Practical Pig, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Dopey. The book measures 7" x 9" and is bound with a colored cord. "© 1939 Walt Disney Productions."

Two editions of Hankyventures were produced. In this first example, the front cover features a neutral color background. Also, all of the hankies consist of simple embroidery designs.

Pp. 1-2.

Pp. 3-4.

Pp. 5-6.

Back cover.

Images via Heritage + jhalpe.

In the second example, the front cover includes a blue background, plus all of the hankies are now much more elaborate print designs.

In this later edition, a "Playtime Hankies" imprint was added along the lower back cover.

Illustrations and text copyright Disney. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.
Images via Heritage + Hake's.

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