Friday, February 23, 2018
Wish You Were Here, from Thomas Nast Jr.
Here's a 1905 postcard by Thomas Nast Jr., published by the U.S.S. Postcard Company. Yes, this really is the son of that Thomas Nast. Junior's postcards are mostly pretty girl subjects, and he brings a distinctive and delightful 'European poster'-inspired flair to this one. The odd size of the illustration makes me wonder if it was originally intended for something other than a postcard.
Biographical information on Junior is sadly lacking. Paine's biography of dad barely mentions Junior. I wonder what else Junior did with his talent?
Labels: Wish You Were Here