Happy New Year, 2013!

New Year resolutions - till they melt!

New Year Resolutions – Till They Melt! Color offset print by Leighton Budd, 1913. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.27906

One hundred years ago, Leighton Budd created this illustration for the January 1, 1913 edition of Puck, the humor and satire magzine. It pictures two fashionable young women stopping by a snowbank so that one of them can record her New Year’s resolutions: “1913 No Jealousy No Anger No Flirt.” Alas, it is unclear whether she intends to say “flirting,” or is having second thoughts. In any case, she need not be too concerned as her resolutions will not prove indelible, lasting only until the next snowfall or warming trend renders them invisible . . . and forgotten!

Wishing you a Happy New Year, 2013!

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