33. Barbara Shermund

33. Barbara Shermund

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Barbara Shermund (1899-1978)

Saleswoman advising customer trying on veiled hat.

“Listen, the shape the world is in today you're better off if things DO look fuzzy.”

Gag cartoon, Collier’s, July 14, 1941;

Pen & ink, wash en grisaille, 12.5 x 10" signed.
Very good condition overall; matted and minimally framed.

Shermund worked for the New Yorker in the 1920s, but found her niche using a ‘dumb blonde’ character in the pages of Esquire in the 1950s. 

Note: A cartoon very similar to this appeared in The New Yorker of November 6, 1943 with the caption: “It's an aftermath of the African campaign”

(Entry and authentication by Roger T. Reed)