Friday, December 27, 2013

How to draw a duck

[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

comments: 2

Sean said...

"That’s one elaborate duck" —and the rabbit is all the poorer for it. :)

Michael Leddy said...

Yes. :)

For anyone who’s wondering, it’s a Wittgenstein thing.