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That’s life.

Photo from the other side of a loose Life magazine ad from 1959 that I picked up a while back.
Photo from the other side of a loose Life magazine ad from 1959 that I picked up a while back.

Just an awesome photo take long before Photoshop was a thing.

I dug a bit looking for a Google image search match to see if I could find the photographer’s name, but alas. If I ever find that out, I’ll let you know.

A Post-Victorian Flight of Fancy

Life magazine cover illustration by F.W. Read, March 17, 1904
Life magazine cover illustration by F.W. Read, March 17, 1904

AS USUAL.
“Let me know when we get to Mars.”
“We passed Mars ten planets ago, ma’am.”

This early cartoon/comic/illustration/panel is weird, wonderful and a work of art. It’s as if Jules Verne and Mark Twain had a baby, and I dig it.

The Artist is F.W. Read, but there is scant info online except for a few other pieces of work and that he/she studied in Paris at Académie Julian in 1891. If you know more, please let me know!

Don’t Come Around Here No More

Maxfield Parrish must have been a masochist, because this is a painting of his. He CHOSE to paint this insane checkered pattern. I wonder if he ever tried plaid?

Maxfield Parrish Painted for Life
Painted For Life by Maxfield Parrish — October 19, 1922 Life humor magazine cover — from my collection

Woe Is Me

Walt Kuhn for Life humor magazine, December 13, 1906