Saturday, January 09, 2021


Wish You Were Here, from Percy Crosby


Here's another Percy Crosby postcard from the unknown maker who designated this series #580 (or is it S80?). This one was postally used in 1912, probably several years after they were produced. 

To understand this gag are we to assume there's a beautiful babe who crowned him for getting fresh? Hey Percy, it'd help if you'd show that!

Maybe not necessarily a gal hit him, the gag could be in that, as the pulse is associated with the wrist,or the hand, one has been used on the doctor's head, where he "felt" it rather violently. Reason for this outburst unspecified. Maybe a fee disagreement.
Like most of these Crosby cards, he seems to be just hating every pen stroke he puts down, carelessly flying through it without considering perspective or proportion. Look at that bag-why the 10 point brush outline on it alone? Feet don't bend that way! What is he wearing in lieu of a jacket?
I haven't had my morning coffee yet.
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