Sunday, September 18, 2022
Wish You Were Here, from Albert Carmichael
Here is a card from one of Carmichael's lesser seen series, titled "Why", or series 310, issued in 1910. No cards from this series that I've seen indicate the manufacturer. If I had to guess, though, I'd put my money (but not much of it) on Samson Brothers, only because Carmichael's cards for them are styled a bit similarly.
I can't decide if this fellow is wearing a monocle, or if he has a bargain basement glass eye (75% off because it's way too big and we forgot to draw on a pupil and iris!).
Labels: Wish You Were Here
He might be aping George McManus's signature, but his technique is pure Charles McManus.