Artist Martin Lewis, American, 1881-1962
  • Untitled (12 unbound pages of drawings and poems for children)
Date c.1927/1937
Medium pen, black ink, graphite pencil on cream wove paper
Dimensions 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)
Credit Line 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
Accession Number 1999.1736.3
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions 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.