Untitled (12 unbound pages of drawings and poems for children), c.1927/1937

  • Martin Lewis, American, 1881-1962

Pen, black ink, graphite pencil on cream wove paper

  • Page (Folded): 10 1/2 × 7 5/8 inches (26.7 × 19.4 cm) Page (Unfolded): 10 1/2 × 14 3/4 inches (26.7 × 37.5 cm)

Gift of Mr. Robert M. Katzman and Mrs. Lisa Katzman in honor of Sidney and Betty Katzman and their children, Ellen and Laura, from the collection assembled by Patricia Lewis

1999.1736.3

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Graphite
  • Ink
  • Wove paper

In black ink, center of the sheet: Nana says they're 'spensive - / Nana says, that's why / People, lots of autos, / Hardly ever buy. / I want a black Lincoln / Or perhaps a Nash: / Anyway, I want one / That is hard to smash. / Fords are not e'pensive / But they can't go fast, / If I had a Cadillac, / I would quick go past / All the Fords and Chevrolets / That are on the roads. / I would fill it up with gas, / Loads, and loads, and loads. / So when the Red light chages / To Green, and on my way / I would quickly pass a / Ford or Chevrolet. / Autos are for Grown-ups, / I am just a boy / And can't have a really (sic) auto, / But I can have a toy.

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Martin Lewis, Untitled (12 unbound pages of drawings and poems for children), c.1927/1937, pen, black ink, graphite pencil on cream wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. Robert M. Katzman and Mrs. Lisa Katzman in honor of Sidney and Betty Katzman and their children, Ellen and Laura, from the collection assembled by Patricia Lewis, 1999.1736.3.