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America's Answer to the Vespa Challenge
  • Paul Coker Jr.
    born 1929
    active: United States
  • America's Answer to the Vespa Challenge, circa 1960
  • "Scooters Unlimited" published in Esquire magazine, December 1960
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pen, ink, plastic film on paper
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 25.2 x 20.2 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 7/8 x 7 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0704.a
Description

Profile of a cartoon drawn man in sunglasses and hat holding a beverage(?) and smoking a cigarette sitting on an outlandish looking motorized contraption with numerous propellors, stylized markings, jets etc.