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[Bookplate for George H. Fensom by Walter Lohse]
[Bookplate for George H. Fensom by Walter Lohse]
Title[Bookplate for George H. Fensom by Walter Lohse]
CreatorLohse, Walter
Date Created[between 1930 and 1950?]
Sort Date1950
DescriptionBlack and yellow ink on thick, cream coloured paper. This bookplate features a well-lit, paned window framing a rearing Pegasus. Plants and vines surround the window.
Extent1 bookplate : offset ; 5.7 x 6.6 cm
SubjectAnimals ; Plants ; Windows
Subject - GeographicCanada
Personal NamesFensom, George H.
TypeStill Image
NotesThe artist Walter Lohse was born in Belgium in 1897 and moved to Canada in 1930. He was employed as Assistant Art Director at the Gazette Printing Company in Montreal by 1942. Additionally, he is known for designing a commemorative stamp for the International Civil Aviation Organization. The 5 cent stamp celebrating the tenth anniversary of the organization was issued in June 1955. The bookplate owner, George H. Fensom, was likely a wealthy Toronto-based businessman. He was president and manager of Fensom Elevator Company, which in 1905 merged with the American elevator company Otis Elevator to form Otis-Fensom Elevator Company, Limited. In 1921 he was elected director of the company board.
1) The Canada Newspaper Cartoonists' Association. (1905). Torontonian as we see 'em. Retreived February 9, 2010 from
2) Carrajat, Patrick A. (2006). The History of the Elevator in America 1850-2001. Published Online. Retrieved February 9, 2010 from
3) Reports from the 27th Annual Meeting. Canadian Philatelic Society 6(5). May, 1995. Retrieved February 9, 2010 from, %20Vol.%206.%20No.%205, %20May, %201955.pdf
4) The 10th anniversary commemorated by Canada. The Postal History of ICAO. n.d. Retrieved February 9, 2010 from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P F467a
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_F467a
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BP MUR CAN P F467a
Date Available2010
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
TranscriptEX LIBRIS GEORGE H. FENSOM. by Walt Lohse Salesmen Gazette P. Co.
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