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This photograph, titled ’Husband and wife resting’, is from an unattributed studio and is part of the museum’s Tyrrell Collection of historical photographs.
The man in the photograph is reading a copy of what looks like The Saturday Evening Post. The Post’s style was often to obscure part of the title text with an overlapping graphic. Unfortunately this photograph is not clear enough to distinguish the date or the illustration.
According to Wikipedia, The Saturday Evening Post published current event articles, editorials, human interest pieces, humor, illustrations, a letter column, poetry (with contributions submitted by readers), single-panel gag cartoons and stories by the leading writers of the time. It was known for commissioning lavish illustrations and original works of fiction. Illustrations were featured on the cover and embedded in stories and advertising. Some Post illustrations became popular and continue to be reproduced as posters or prints, especially those by Norman Rockwell.
This photograph is one of two. The second, reproduced below, shows both the man and the woman with newspapers and has the same title.
Post by Kathy Hackett, Photo Librarian
Photography by unattributed studio, Tyrrell Collection, 85/1286-500, 85/1286-501
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