|Catalog Number||1986.06.16 a-c|
|Title||MABY YOU THINK THIS LADY IS STRIPPED FOR A BATH|
|Object Name||Letter, Illustrated|
|Artist||Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)|
In the spring of 1916 the Russells were once again in New York when Charlie took the opportunity to regale Bill Rance and "the bunch" with his views on modern fashion.
The message, written in sepia ink, reads: "March 1st 1916 / Friend Bill maby you think this Lady is stripped for a bath but your wrong. Shes at dinner. the eavning garments of a female in this camp wouldent pad a cruch if clothing is a sign of civilization an paint spelles heathern[.] Judging (p.2) from she folks here Im among Savages[.] / Bill I wasent born yesterday and I knew the old west with the lid off[.] But the New York Cabaret has got aney thing Iv ever seen skined to a fair you well[.] / Old Davvy Fisky Barnett Masher Owens eaven Chicago Joe would have to take there hats off[.] their Joints would look like the meetin place of reformers[.] / This town is certainly lively[.] Theres a lot of plungers that usto blow thair coin in France and Ingland but some how they are gun shy[.] this yeare nobody cares to go boat riding so there bunched here blowing there coin[.] / best regards to yourself and the bunch / your friend / CM Russell."
New York City