Place and Imprint: [New York: The Lotos Club, 1920].
Edition: First edition.
Condition: A few smudges in the margins; in fine condition.
Book ID: 28788
Physical DescriptionBroadside, 44 x 31cm, printed on proof paper and laid on to card stock.
CommentsA classic example of the whimsical illustrated broadsides by Thomas Sindelar (1867-1923) for the Lotos Club of New York, which they commissioned for dinners honoring distinguished cultural and political figures. Sindelar was an artist member of the Club and to his credit are numerous posters from the beginning of the 20th century. In this one, commemorating a Lotos dinner in honor of George Ade (1866-1944), a portrait of the Indiana author is encircled by depictions of scenes and characters from his many books, stories and plays, together with a list of his books and a satirical vignette by the illustrator John Tinney McCutcheon, with whom Ade had a close association. The Lotos Club was founded in 1870 and has hosted hundreds of similar dinners, with posters celebrating them, many of which can be seen to this day at the Club on East 66th, if you are properly attired.