Wesley Morse, Pencil, pen and ink and gouache on personalized stationery, 7.25 x 10.75in.
• How It Seemed To Talk With You Today — Wednesday Night, 1922-23(?)
• To Late (sic) — Thursday Night, 1922-23(?)
Although the majority of the drawings in the The Taylor-Morse Collection are stand-alone gags, there are three sets of two-panel sequential pages. This is a splendid example, with Morse cleverly utilizing the tossed life preserver as a unifying visual and story element. Also, there is a poignant undertone, a sense of longing and loss, present through much of his illustrated correspondence with Avonne.