[Cigarette card, “How to draw a duck without pencil leaving the paper,” c. 1908–1919. From the George Arents Collection, via the New York Public Library Digital Gallery.]
I want to say that it was a simpler time, but I think it was in truth a more complicated time. That’s one elaborate duck.
Also from the NYPL Gallery
A 1914 telephone call : The Automat : Benny Goodman : A cigarette card of mystery : Inspector Bucket : Invisible ink : The NYPL Stereograminator : Whelan’s Drug Store
Friday, December 27, 2013
By Michael Leddy at 3:08 PM