characteristics

 

The set-ups made at the Disney studio were usually identified by two small label3labels on the rear of the art, a large label with the name of the film either printed or handwritten, a construction paper backing, and the name of the film or character handwritten just below the mat opening. The studio matted the art and left the framing up to the gallery or new owner. When the art was prepared by thesmall_labelsCourvoisier staff, they added an "Original WDP" monogram seal rubber-stamped at the lower right corner of the mat opening, and a similar seal, without the word "Original" on the background. In 1984, the original stamps were found in an old warehouse and returned to the studio.

 

For eight years the art sold extremely well, but by September 1946 demand had lessened significantly, and the program came to an end. "You know," Helen reflected, "when I look back on what we did, I think it’s kind of remarkable. We loved Walt, and we loved our films. Each piece of art we made was an expression of that pride and admiration. It was very special." An era had come to a close.

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