Lowell, Orson — cartoon

Lowell, Orson — cartoon

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Orson B. Lowell (1871-1956)

Man seeing woman off at the train depot.

“That you may enjoy your journey, Lura, is my sincere wish and hope.”

Newspaper comic feature, “In the [Eighteen-] Sixties”, 1930's;

Litho-pencil and ink on coquille paper, 15.3 x 11.8" pencil signed upper left.
Condition is very good overall: paper is lightly toned with age; not matted nor framed. 
The rather dry joke here is that the woman won't be enjoying her journey with those cumbersome hoop-skirts; it's unlikely she'll even be able to board the train. Lowell emphasizes the point with a little visual pun in the track-like dress trimmings. 
Provenance: Collection of Louis Lundborg, president of Bank of America in the 1970s. 
Condition is very good overall; neither matted nor framed.

(Entry and authentication by Roger T. Reed)