Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Barbara Shermund's Open Door Policy

The eBay description for this original cartoon art by Barbara Shermund has two pieces of information regarding its publication. First the listing states that this is a New Yorker cartoon. Second it gives the publication date as February 1957. Far more likely, this color cartoon appeared in Esquire. Given the subject matter, the cartoon would most likely have appeared in a December issue.

The appeal of this cartoon for Esquire's readers seems pretty straightforward. It depicts a young, shapely woman who is clearly not playing hard-to-get.

Barbara Shermund, "Why, Mr. Van Cleve!  The front door was wide open!"
Framed original artwork for Esquire[?], February 1957[?]

Barbara Shermund, "Why, Mr. Van Cleve!  The front door was wide open!"
Framed original artwork for Esquire[?], February 1957[?]

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Barbara-Shermund-Original-New-Yorker-Cartoon-/161233226921?ssPageName=ADME%3AB%3ASS%3AUS%3A3160&nma=true&si=UB68sj2DvLx%252F9kdb54zXrlCgzYs%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557




Note:  My two previous related posts on cartoons by Barbara Shermund may be seen here.

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