Friday, December 9, 2016

eBay 101: Basic Botany

Any informed eBay seller dealing in a copy of Ilonka Karasz's summer 1955 New Yorker cover should be able to distinguish the kudzu vine from poison ivy. In the description the seller hedges a bit, calling the cover illustration a depiction of a "kudzu or kudzu-like vine"—goodness gracious!—adding "This is a lovely and whimsical image that would bring a chuckle to anyone dealing with an invasive vine in their yard."

Or with a nasty rash...

Ilonka Karasz, The New Yorker, June 25, 1955

eBay Listing Copied December 1, 2016

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