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Illustrated by:
Richard Felton Outcault, American, 1863 - 1928  Search this
Printed by:
J. Ottmann Lithographing Company, American, 1874 - 1910  Search this
Subject of:
Olive H. Holden, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (8.9 x 14 cm)
Type:
postcards
Date:
1909
Description:
A postcard depicting a caricatured boy eating a slice of watermelon. The front of postcard features a color illustration of a boy eating a slice of watermelon. The boy is smiling widely and holding a partially eaten watermelon slice in both hands. He wears a blue shirt with black suspenders. Illustrated stalks of corn are to the side and in front of him. A black printed signature under the illustration reads [R. F. Outcault]. Black printed text at the top right reads [I'M VERY BUSY JUST NOW]. Blue printed text in the bottom right corner [COPYRIGHT 1905 BY J. OTTMANN LITH. CO. N.H.]. The postcard is inscribed in black ink on the top, left corner of the recto with the text [June 14, 1909]. The right side of the recto is inscribed in black ink with the text [getting ready to / go to the seashore / Harwich port on / the Cape. We go the / middle or last of the / week for the summer. / I like the Dr. & Mrs. / Bragg very much and / Foxboro is fine too. / I'm awfully sorry we / lose you from Royalston. / We shall miss you & / Margaret. Wasn't it / sad about Gladys Jackson? / How does Wesley take it?]. The inscription continues on the verso [Hope you are all / well and happy. / How is old Jim & / sport? If you will / answer this I / will try to give / you more details / next time. My address / is Olive H. Holden, / Foxboro, Mass. / of Dr. F. A. Bragg / Ask Marge to please / write]. Printed on the top, center of the recto is the text [POST CARD] and [THIS SIDE FOR ADDRESS] printed on the bottom left edge. The postcard has been addressed to [Mrs. Fred W. Holmann / Chesterfield, / N.H.]. Inside the stamp box is a green one cent U.S. postage stamp and postmarked [FOXBORO / 1909 / MASS]. Along the top edge of the recto is an inscription in pencil [signed Outcault 10- as is].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Object number:
2007.7.404
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54416ca1c-4d80-4b2f-b981-269e0874689d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.404