I was sad to read that Mrs. John L Strong, the incredible hand-engraved stationer since 1929, has closed its doors. The company was started by Flora Strong during the depression, and for over 75 years has produced beautiful stationery sought-after by all fine papier connoisseurs. Customers included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Oprah, and even Vogue’s editor Anna Wintour. I will miss her “strong vanilla” paper envelopes!
Above, a picture of Nanette Brown, who bought the company from Mrs. Strong.