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My second staggering post devoted to the most remarkable talentless artist in postcard history. Previous Post is HERE. (Collect them all!) Group of Elmer Anderson Postcards, circa 1950 Collection Jim Linderman
(Click to Enlarge) The esteemed Elmer Anderson. Or as he is known anywhere a stamp would reach, the GENUINE Elmer Anderson. Biographical information on the prolific post card Picasso is precious… but his primary genres have been identified:
Why did I get Married?
Occupationals and Situationals (Bars, Fisherman, Doctors)
Animal Kingdom (Peeing Dogs and Unwelcome Storks) And most notable, the renowned “Ugly People” series done at the peak of his Elmer powers in 1951. (Interestingly, the year before Mad Magazine debuted) Early Elmers were self-published with a plain reverse. As his fame spread, Elmer created a “stamp here” logo, presumably a self-portrait. All seem to have come from Waterloo, Iowa, certainly an artistic hotbed of the 1950’s. Group of Genuine Elmer Anderson Postcards, c. 1950 Collection Jim Linderman
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