Friday, May 05, 2017
Wish You Were Here, from Rube Goldberg
My absolute favorite Rube Goldberg foolish question memorialized on a postcard. What an inspired lunatic he was. If I was to have a tombstone (which I won't), I think I'd like it to say "No I'm not dead you sap, I'm shooting frankfurters in a tripe orchard".
On the reverse is a small logo showing a B and S intertwined within a circle. It also says it is Series 213, and "Published in Book Form by Small, Maynard, & Co., Boston", a reference to Goldberg's first appearance in book form, published in 1909. This card was postally used, and the faint cancellation says 1910 I think.
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