|Dromedary Dates advertisement, Saturday Evening Post Christmas issue 1929|
So I was quite excited when I got an e-mail with some blurred iPhone photos and an inquiry from the owner. She had inherited from her father, who in his turn had saved it from being put in the garbage at a company cleaning. After a closer look I could confirm that it was indeed the stunning original for this ad.
|Original painting for the advertisement above, pencil and watercolor on Whatman artboard.|
Just a month later, at the 29th of October 1929, was the date of the Black Tuesday which started the depression and put a black cloud over USA for the next ten years.