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"The minute you scare 'em, it's ten to one on the undertaker."
Date: 1948
Medium: Ink, watercolor, and gouache on illustration board
Dimensions: composition: 12 1/8 × 10 in. (30.8 × 25.4 cm) sheet: 13 1/2 × 11 1/16 in. (34.3 × 28.1 cm)
Illustration Citation: "No Escape," by Clarence Budington Kelland, in The Saturday Evening Post, June 12, 1948
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 1987
Object Number: 1987-6
About: In this story about political machinations, an earnest young undercover assistant to a governor has learned that his employer is corrupt. Here, he chats with a savvy acquaintance who warns him not to reveal his covert position or violence will result. Hy Rubin illustrated numerous stories for The Saturday Evening Post; he also wrote a book about his techniques, which was used in art schools.
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