Wish You Were Here, from Richard F. Outcault


Here’s a 1905 card by Outcault for the J. Ottmann company. As wordy as Outcault could be, I’ve generally found that he is only verbose in service to humour; here the three bits of text all sort of collide into a gag-mess that is unusual for him. In my humble opinion, “Yours Just Received” alone offers us a good gag, and is ruined by all the extraneous bits.

One comment on “Wish You Were Here, from Richard F. Outcault

  1. Hello Allan-
    At least there weren't a plethora of signs, plaques and wiseacre kibitzing animals to contribute as well.

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