Thursday, March 20, 2014

Helen E. Hokinson Strikes a Balance

Helen E. Hokinson's delightful cartoons reflect a bygone patrician age. Here one of her plump, well-to-do matrons reveals a surprising fashion insecurity.

Helen E. Hokinson, "I never realized it was going to overbalance me."
Framed original artwork for the
New Yorker, August 22, 1931, page 30

Helen E. Hokinson, "I never realized it was going to overbalance me."
Detail of framed original artwork for the
 New Yorker, August 22, 1931, page 30

Helen E. Hokinson's signature

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Helen E. Hokinson, "I never realized it was going to overbalance me."
The New Yorker,
August 22, 1931, page 30

Helen E. Hokinson, "I never realized it was going to overbalance me."
The New Yorker,
 August 22, 1931, page 30



Note:  More of Helen E. Hokinson's classic work may be seen on this very blog here.

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