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A Postal Card for Mother
  • Richard Hamilton, artist
    1922–2011
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: near Oxford, England, United Kingdom
    The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., publisher
  • A Postal Card for Mother, 1968
  • S.M.S. No. 1
  • Where object was made: United States
  • offset lithograph
  • Object Height/Width: a 127 x 203.2 mm
    Object Height/Width: a 5 x 8 in
    Object Height/Width: b 66.67 x 88.9 mm folded
    Object Height/Width: b 2 5/8 x 3 1/2 in folded
  • Gift of Glenn Duffee
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0076.03
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Postcard with flap on recto that opens to reveal an accordion folded strip of very smooth paper. An image of a beach and boardwalk scene is printed with a center flap out of which folds a paper strip. Each of the eight folds of the paper strip has an image that continues the beach scene as to give the effect that the scene continues toward the viewer. Verso is printed in black as a postcard, with a line down the center, three horizontal lines, and a square in the top right corner.