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Inscription

Across print, inscribed in negative: I can't tell you why I love you but I do / When you first kiss the last girl you love / Cuddle up beside me dearie / Gee I wish that I had a girl / Oh I care not for the stars that shine / Whats the use of having any bed? / Are you sincere? / Oh I want some one to call me dearie / Please go away and let us spoon / come from Missouri / Does that hurt Gelia? / you will have to show me / Oh Bedelia Gelia! Gelia! / Does that feel like a scratch / Love me and the world is mine / Honey boy I hate to see you leavin / Wont you fondle me / Away down in my heart Ive got a feeling for you / Life is a mixture of sighs and frowns; lower center in black ink: ??

Provenance

Robert E. Jackson, Seattle; gift to NGA, 2008.

Exhibition History
2007
The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978: From the Collection of Robert E. Jackson, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2007 - 2008, no. 25.