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Mailbox, Potted Plant, Bird with Worm (Design for Greeting Card)
  • Paul Hambleton Landacre
    1893–1963
    born: Columbus, Ohio, United States ; died: Los Angeles, California, United States ; active: United States
  • Mailbox, Potted Plant, Bird with Worm (Design for Greeting Card), 1949
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood engraving
  • Paper Type: Japanese, thin, cream, laid paper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 134 x 95 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 5 5/16 x 3 3/4 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 88 x 51 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 3 7/16 x 2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Gift of Dorothy Smith Anderson
  • Not on display
  • 2002.0132
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Rural mailbox with its flag raised. Mailbox placed on a wooden post fabricated from a tree branch. There is a potted plant, the flower in the shape of a five-pointed star, placed on top. The stylized form of a bird grasping a worm in its beak is located in the bottom right corner.