Lady and the Tramp was released to theaters on June 22nd, 1955. It was based on the book Happy Dan, The Whistling Dog by Ward Greene and tells the story of a refined female cocker spaniel named Lady who gets mixed up with a local mutt named Tramp. Love and adventure ensue!
But other than a hit Disney animated film, what do Lady and the Tramp have in common? This set of four Disney Store lithographs:
Front cover of folder
Back cover of folder
These lithograph sets are commonly given out by The Disney Store to promote the re-release of classic Disney animated films, such as Lady and the Tramp. However, in this case, the set featured here had prices on it: $14.95 US and $18.95 CAN. So it was either free if you pre-ordered Lady and for sale to everyone else, or you had to pay the price even if you pre-ordered and no one else could purchase it at all.
This was one of the examples where the folder is just as interesting as the artwork inside. Above you can see the folder opened, but look what happens when you remove the lithographs and start to unfold the folder:
All set for a romantic dinner
Now we unfold once more:
Just another empty alley
This set was released in 1998 and so still has a unique folder but in later years The Disney Store started to release only one lithograph in a paper envelope. As always, as time goes by, things are more cheaply produced!
Now let’s have a look at the lithographs:
Lady’s House Guests
Lady Meets the Tramp
Lady’s First Date
Dinner Reservations for Two
Although each lithograph pictures a scene from the film, they are not labeled, so I have supplied my own titles for each one.
Each lithograph is 11″ x 14″ including the white border and are printed on high gloss paper.
To see a really great set of lithographs featuring the characters from Monsters Inc. just click the link. It has an amazing folder too!