Lowell, Orson — cartoon
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.