Melon-choly — 1907

by Paula Bosse

Such a sad little anthropomorphic watermelon.

This heart-wrenching Tuck’s Post Card was actually a Valentine’s card (!), one of a set of 12 in a series called “The Garden Patch,” created in 1907 by artist E. Curtis and issued the following year.

There’s nothing sadder than a tearful melon.

Except for a tearful melon on Valentine’s Day. Buck up, kid.


Sources & Notes

See the full set of these “Garden Patch” cards here.

The history of Raphael Tuck & Sons (the British postcard company) is here.


Copyright © 2017 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.

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