Anton Otto Fischer, famous for his paintings of the sea and ships, studied under Howard Pyle in Wilmington, Delaware. He was also an artist for the U.S. Coast during World War II. Previous post on Fischer with his illustrations for Moby Dick.
Forget about the Christmas posts for a day and feast your eyes on some ads by Glenn Barr for Dave's Comics of Royal Oak, Michigan. Unfortunately, Dave not in business anymore. These ads are from the pages of and Film Threat and Pure Images.