Lot 444: A watermelon grower.
October 29, 2016
Yonkers, NY, USALive Auction
Description: A watermelon grower. A clipping that accompanies this cabinet card identifies him as Hon. G. W. Swink, founder of Colorado’s Watermelon Day. It gives a detailed account of the growth of that event under Swink’s supervision. Here he is shown with a watermelon almost 5 feet high. The maker’s name can’t be distinguished against the dark textured mount.
Condition Report: Slight handling stains on bottom margin. [3+]