Monday, January 1, 2018
New Year's, Baby
Just look at the red cheeks on that bellboy...
Me have a dirty mind - you have a dirty mind!
But I mean... some things you can just put down to changing times, but I really can't quite fathom that this wasn't always considered just a shade risqué.
I had been looking, you see, for one of J.C. Leyendecker's New Year's infant illustrations, and in among the roly-poly tots was this little gem. Now, I know nothing about the good people of Kuppenheimer's, but at some point in the process, whether in the PR department or Old Man Kuppenheimer himself. somebody had a little too much interest in uniforms and flushed complexions. Among other things.
As the new year gets under steam, I hope your day has proved just as perky and spruce as this pair. If I didn't know better, I might suspect that they ended up with all our other old friends at the Pensione Regina Vittoria...