Gathering her to his breast, Dick walked shoreward and now saw...
Medium: Gouache on illustration board
Dimensions: composition: 11 7/16 × 13 1/2 in. (29.1 × 34.3 cm)
sheet: 13 3/8 × 15 in. (34 × 38.1 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Shell-Shock, Limited," by Albert Payson Terhune, in Liberty Magazine, September 6, 1924
Credit Line: Gift of Joseph Fraczkowski, 1980
About: Shell-Shock, Limited is a story about a shell-shocked Army captain at home after World War I with his Midwestern family, who finds solace only with their friendly collie. In an attempt to recover, the captain goes on a camping trip, taking the dog with him. In the woods, he and the dog rescue a woman they see leaping suicidally into a stream, only to discover that she is part of a cast filming a movie. As a result, the Captain finds love, and both he and the dog find a new career in Hollywood. Duer brings one of the characters into our as she appears to turn and laugh with us.
A Maryland native, Douglas Duer studied with Howard Pyle and subsequently kept a studio in Wilmington until 1917. Besides book and magazine illustration, and advertising art, he also worked on public mural projects.
Albert Payson Terhune was an author and dog breeder, best known for his books about heroic collies. His book Lad: A Dog (1919) was one of 30 canine adventures, real and fictional, that generated movies and television shows.
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