Saturday, January 23, 2021
Wish You Were Here, from Cobb Shinn
Here's a Cobb Shinn postcard, postally dated 1913, from an unknown maker. Shinn's postcard work is generally crude like this (though I like the framing), but he produced bajillions of them.
Labels: Wish You Were Here
Yes, this is pretty poor. I always find it interesting that in an age that produced such high quality painting, sculpture and architecture and most magazine and advertising art seemed absolutely indifferent to further down mass culture graphic art in things like post cards and comics.
The great and the incompetent were side by side, without any problem. Publishers printed them, and people bought them.