Arno Travels Well

Arno @ 1WTC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When The New Yorker moved downtown from midtown this past February, it was reassuring (and yes, exciting) to note that a fragment of Thurber illustrated wall from the magazine’s second home at 25 West 43rd Street went along for the ride and was promptly reinstalled.

Also exciting: the framed print of one of Peter Arno’s masterpieces, “Well, back to the old drawing board” that was once displayed on the 20th floor at 4 Times Square also traveled downtown to the 38th floor of 1 World Trade Center. (photo above courtesy of Liza Donnelly)

Here’s how Arnos drawing  looked in the magazine the week it was published March 1, 1941.

Drawing board

 

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