Bit by bit, I’m scanning my collection of old kit home catalogs, and last week, I scanned a few images from a 1931 Aladdin catalog. In doing so, I noticed something I’d never seen before. The cover of the 1931 catalog shows a young couple relaxing in their hammock and admiring their newly built Aladdin Madison. Dancing around in the foreground are a plethora (or gaggle?) of angels or fairies or demons.

Personally, I prefer to think of them as angels.

Nonetheless, it’s an interesting graphic.

The cover

The cover of the 1931 catalog shows a young couple admiring their Madison.

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An Aladdin Madison sits in the background.

An Aladdin Madison sits in the background.

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Yeah, they look happy, but do they know...?

Yeah, they look happy, but do they know...?

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That just over their head is a whole bunch of ethereal beings...

That just over their head is a whole bunch of ethereal beings...

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And one of them is playing two flutes at once, which is just downright spooky.

And one of them is playing two flutes at once, which is just downright spooky. Or it might be three, which is even more spooky.

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Did fairies help build this Madison in Bedford, VA?

Did fairies help build this Madison in Bedford, VA?

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