“Sky is as clear as can be…”
Medium: Gouache, watercolor, graphite, black ink and black chalk on wove paper
Dimensions: composition: 7 7/8 × 11 in. (20 × 27.9 cm)
sheet: 10 1/8 × 11 5/8 in. (25.7 × 29.5 cm)
Illustration Citation: Date and place of publication not identified
Credit Line: Gift of Sharon S. Galm, 2017
About: This drawing bears its caption and the story title “Excess Baggage” in the artist’s handwriting on the reverse. However, the publication has not been located. Perhaps it was not published; or, the publication has not been digitized for searching yet. The three friends are walking to catch a bus on a clear, windy day. Their hats, a cloche and berets, which were popular in the 1920s, as were their fashionably slim silhouettes, are possible clues to the illustration’s date. The rural background suggests that they are city-bound. A student of Howard Pyle, Eugenie M. Wireman illustrated a wide range of books and magazines during her career.
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