For some reason, this cover makes me think Santa is afraid of the children in this house.
You certainly do come up with some fascinating choices Laurie. This cover is quite interesting in that when I enlarged the image Santa actually looked rather scary.The cover was done by Louis D. Fancher of whom I'd never heard of before until you posted this cover and make me look the artist up on the good old internet.Fancher illustrated two of Gelett Burgess' books of humorous maxims, including The Maxims of Methuselah and The Maxims of Noah. He also created well-known propaganda and recruitment posters for the aviation section of the United States Army Signal Corps and the Committee on Public Information. Two of his oil paintings were "Price 10 Cents," which had a winter sleigh theme, and "Moving Lumber," which followed an exotic theme with an elephant carrying a tree trunk through a jungle.
Ha ha Deka. Yes, he's throwing down the toys like, "here you go. I'm done here!"Thanks for the info Barry. I've been remiss in mentioning the artists, but then some days it's all I can do just to get a post up. You guys always save me.
By Golly, it's enough that you give us this marvelous blog to visit. I like doing the detective work when I can. Luckily the signature was easy to read. The art interested me and I was curious who he was.
That's one way to speed up the deliveries. Nice cover.
I can't help but think there's a nice fire burning below.
Certainly a different view of Santa's chores.
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