Friday, 13 November 2009

This is me

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Colorado artist Allen Tupper True - at one time consulting artist at the Hoover Dam - wrote and drew the following note to his daughter Jane whilst staying in New York, 1927. The illustration on the hotel letterhead clearly didn't convey a realistic sense of scale in Allen's eyes, so he modified the picture for his daughter's benefit and added himself to the scene. To receive such a stunning letter must have been a joy.



Transcript

FRATERNITY CLUBS BUILDING
22 EAST 38th STREET
NEW YORK

Dear Jane.

Many thanks for your letter and a lot of kisses for you.

Dad.

[Picture]

This is a lot more what New York looks like. This is me.