Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Barbara Shermund: Costume Consternation

Barbara Shermund's cartoons for Esquire often display a different sensibility than her New Yorker work. On a 1941 full-color page that functions as much as a pin-up as a gag cartoon, we are asked to find humor in the perplexity of a naive young woman ignorant of the effect her Santa costume has on grown men.
"I can't understand it—the costume seems to fool the smaller children
all right but the big boys seem to be skeptical[.]"
Barbara Shermund
Esquire, January 1941, page 51

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