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[Archive of original art]: Greeting Card Art featuring Anthropomorphic Animals and other subjects
1940-1943. 19 different works on 18 leaves of white card stock (one has two images on one leaf). Various sizes (10" x 11", 14" x 10", and similar) in several different media, mostly airbrushed and/or pen and ink. Some modest smudging in the margins, one has a neat crease, mostly near fine. Two are color tempura, the rest are black and white. Unsigned but apparently by the same artist. Most are date-stamped on the verso between 1940 and 1943, and have printer's notations in the margins. Within the group there is a proliferation of ducks and bunnies, and other cute animals, as well as more traditional figures. Included are obvious Easter cards, get-well cards, wedding cards, Father's Day and Mother's Day cards, new arrivals birth cards, etc., as well as one including a man with a harem girl and a caricature of a black person. Another has a duck in a straw boater, with a detached arm holding binoculars: presumably the arm would have been printed, cut out, and pinned on as a moveable element. Exceptionally well accomplished. A charming collection .
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
Last Found On: 2014-12-18           Check availability:      IOBABooks    

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