Lugano, Switzerland, May 4, 1886

Illustrated postcard from Maxfield Parrish to Henry Bancroft, Lugano, Switzerland, May 4, 1886 Illustrated postcard from Maxfield Parrish to Henry Bancroft, Lugano, Switzerland, May 4, 1886

On the address side of this postcard Parrish drew a smiling face inside the dotted-lined circle where the postmark was meant to be stamped. On the verso, Parrish caricatures himself as an experienced traveler with his carpet bag under his arm and a furled umbrella in hand. He conveys the many miles he has traveled by drawing oversized feet outstretched on extra long legs. His coat billows forward while a feather in his hatband floats backward.

Lugano, Switzerland, May 4, 1886