Friday, February 01, 2019
Wish You Were Here, from Charles Lederer
Here's a postcard by Chicago cartoonist Charles Lederer. Although copyrighted in 1905, it was published in 1907 or later because it has a divided back. No maker is credited, but I wouldn't be surprised if it is the Monarch Book Company, which published other Lederer cards and used the same typeface for the copyright line.
For those wondering about the gag, it helps to know that old time slang for a really bad cigar was a "rope".
Labels: Wish You Were Here