-- J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951)
Kuppenheimer Good Clothes -- Kite Flying (study)
© 2009 National Museum of American Illustration™ Newport RI www.AmericanIllustration.org. Photos courtesy Archives of American Illustrators Gallery™ NYC www.AmericanIllustrators.com
March used to be the month during which kids flew kites -- it was the official ''windy month, '' at least in the Northeast and Midwest. There's less of this activity now, with kids more likely to be staring at a screen. We're happy that the National Museum of American Illustration, on Bellevue Avenue, Newport, has some reminders of such low-tech pastimes.