Friday, February 10, 2017


Wish You Were Here, from R.F. Outcault

Here's a Tuck Series 106 Valentine rebus postcard (undivided back) featuring art supposedly by our good Mr. Outcault. Well, Mary Jane might be Outcault, but that boy and dog I'm guessing are tracings.

What I do really like is the delightfully enigmatic message from M.M.F. Much harder to divine the real meaning of that than the rebus.


I found the sheet music for "Out Where the Billows Roll High", words by J. T. Branen ; music by H. W. Petrie, but it must be some private "family joke". It's one of those songs about sailors and their lovers parting, perhaps to meet again only in the next world.
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