I LOVE a Good Mystery, Especially When It Gets SOLVED

Category: What on Earth!?

It was exciting to open up my email this morning and get a note from Beth in Chicago (researcher par excellence, obvs) who has tracked down the identity of our vintage baby announcement family.  And the story, as it unfolds, is pretty cool.  I've omitted some of the more personal information she found.

The surname is spelled with an old style 's', so the name is actually Ressinger. Paul, the father was an executive with the American Typographical Society, which explains the fancy print. I believe that I found John A. Ressinger listed as an alum of Northwestern University. According to their records, he was from the Class of 1964. So, apparently he is still alive.


After receiving Beth's note, I did a little digging around regarding Paul M. Ressinger.  Here's what I found:

Are you following this?  Bauhaus bowl + Hungarian artist's ceramics + fonts & typography + baby announcement = Society of Typographic Arts + the Institute of Design.

Or something like that.

Paul M. Ressinger passed away in 1955 at the age of 64 (much too young).  His widow, Berenice "Bunny" Ressinger, passed away at the age of 94.  They had two sons, Paul Martin Jr. and...John Adams.  A fellow Northwestern alum.

Whose birth announcement this is.


Vintage Baby Announcement 1942


Which I would very much like to give back to him if he would like to have it.

I'll work on that next.


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