Edmund Joseph Sullivan

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Edmund Joseph Sullivan
1869-1933
"Come on Liza Jane-'ere's Orsifers!" They're Smokin' Players Navy Cut
1920s?
Brown ink and graphite on paper.
19 15/16 x 14 15/16 inches (507 x 380 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1665
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Captioned in ink, "'Come on Liza Jane-'ere's Orsifers!' They're Smokin' Players Navy Cut"; ink pen at lower right, "By Edmund J. Sullivan A.R.W.S. / A.R.E.".

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Title from item.
Original preliminary sketch by Edmund J. Sullivan for a design for an advertisement for Players cigarettes.

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Sketch shows two sailors in uniform, smoking cigarettes and striding down a sidewalk, while a ragged little girl behind them, her little sister in tow, seems intent to follow after them.

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