Friday, July 26, 2019
Wish You Were Here, from Charles Dana Gibson
Here's another Gibson card, #14001 in the Detroit Publishing series. This one is unused but quite beaten up around the edges, a common problem with my Gibson cards.
This cartoon exhibits some pretty odd perspective, with our gentleman and lady seemingly in an athletic crouching position, hovering just above a nicely cushioned bench. Take a load off, folks! Also, isn't that palmist a brunette? If so I don't really get the gag.
Labels: Wish You Were Here
Was parlor palm-reading a kind of high-class flirting? In that case, maybe he thinks the dark-haired woman is flirting with him, but she is telling him, in so many words, that she is not.