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"But Honey - I can't afford no cloth coat this year!"
  • Elmer Simms Campbell
    1906–1971
    born: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States ; died: White Plains, New York, United States
  • "But Honey - I can't afford no cloth coat this year!", circa 1935
  • published in Esquire magazine, March 1935
  • Where object was made: United States
  • ink, wash on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 52.5 x 37 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20 5/8 x 14 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0784
Description

Arctic scene with large iceberg in water top 2/3, bottom 1/3 has two figures in Eskimo garb, with row of dead seals behind figure with harpoon.