GEORGE ADE - INSCRIBED PICTURE POSTCARD SIGNED 12/04/1942 - HFSID 190155
GEORGE ADE. Post Card Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Seymour J. Winnefrey./Best wishes,/George Ade./Decr 4th - 1942". B/w, 3½x5¼. Not filled in or stamped on verso. Signed two years after Ade published his last book.
Sale Price $324.00
GEORGE ADE. Post Card Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Seymour J. Winnefrey./Best wishes,/George Ade./Decr 4th - 1942". B/w, 3½x5¼. Not filled in or stamped on verso. Signed two years after Ade published his last book. Humorist, journalist, author and playwright George Ade (1866-1944) began writing for the "Chicago Morning News" (which later became the "Chicago Record") in 1890, penning the column, "Stories of the Streets and of the Town". An admirer of Mark Twain, Ade, like his hero, focused on the "average" man and the commonplace, and he made distinctive use of the American language. His book, Fables in Slang (1899), made extensive use of the American colloquial vernacular and was typical of his genial satire. Credited as being the first modern American humorist, Ade also wrote the first American play about football. His plays include Artie, The College Widow and The Fair Co-ed, and Ade's long list of writings include The Sigma Chi Creed (1887), Forty Modern Fables (1901), In Babel: Stories of Chicago (1903), Verses and Jingles (1911), Ade's Fables (1914) and One Afternoon with Mark Twain (1939). Minor surface creases and scratches (most not evident head on). Light paper clip impression at lower left nicks the "G" in George and one word of inscription. Verso is lightly soiled. Overall, fine condition.
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