Friday, June 27, 2014

John Held, Jr.: We Can Only Be Young Once

John Held, Jr. illustrated a swinging college graduation celebration for Cosmopolitan in the mid-1920's. Diplomas are tossed aside by a stunned college president and parents look on in quiet befuddlement as the graduating class succumbs en masse to the unrestrained rhythms of the Jazz Age. What on earth is the world coming to?

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John Held, Jr., Original illustration for "We Can Only Be Young Once," Cosmopolitan, c. 1925-1926

Note:  Going somewhere? Don't miss my previous blog post about the rail travel poster art of John Held, Jr.


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