Sunday, January 28, 2024


Wish You Were Here, from Cobb Shinn


Time to inflict another Cobb Shinn card on you. This one has no maker credit, but was postally used in 1910. In this case Shinn's art is not bad at all, but he manages to mystify us with the three ring design, the acres of whitespace, and the sand dune scenery. Why, Cobb, why?


There's something very Cobb about the face. She does actually look a little like an old maid.
Nothing about that card makes any sense to me. Why would there be a lone child in the middle of a desert writing herself off as an old maid at such a young age. Boggles the mind really. And who would have an occasion to use it. What sort of occasion matches that. I have no idea.
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