Friday, July 14, 2017
Wish You Were Here, from Walter Wellman
This 1910 postcard by Walter Wellman indicates no maker. Perhaps this prolific cartoonist self-published? He reserved his copyright on the front, a pretty rare thing.
I don't know which is weirder about this card -- that a fisherman is wearing a tuxedo and spats, or that this dapper fellow would gladly see a pretty girl drowning in order to cop a feel of her ankle. Actually, wait, I do know which is the weirdest -- that someone would purchase this card over all the other options they undoubtedly had on offer at the postcard rack.
Labels: Wish You Were Here
In any case, I'm thinking not all that appropriate for fishin'.
Our friend in the card is just wearing some street-level dressy clothes for a young fop of 1910.