Dignity Dies an Ignoble Death

By James Lewis on October 3, 2008

By coincidence, we were looking through artist Rudy Wendelin’s papers the other day when the news broke about the baccanalian goings-on in the Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service. We found several party invitations from the 1930s for which Rudy did the artwork.

Click on the illustration to view the full invitation.

These events were tame affairs by comparison, no doubt, but you have to wonder about this promise:

Dignity dies

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