Some Punkins
Date: 1911
Medium: Ink and watercolor on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 9 13/16 × 13 1/4 in. (24.9 × 33.7 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Some Punkins: A Thanksgiving Ballad," by Arthur Guiterman, in Good Housekeeping, November 1911
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1989
Object Number: 1989-108.1
About: Massachusetts native John Wolcott Adams specialized in American historical scenes and costume. By 1911, this was somewhat of a niche in illustration as many artists catered to the more popular taste for contemporary subjects. He was often commissioned to illustrate the imagery of traditional holidays seen in this humorous vignette for which Adams created both the lettering and the drawings.
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