A Girl and Her Dog
Most of Henry Vallely’s employers were based in his home state of Illinois, and the Burson Knitting Company was no exception. Of the three illustrations he did for their Fashioned Hose line that I’m aware of, this one features perhaps the most wholesome looking young lady. While this trait was common in his line drawings for Big Little Books and Whitman Authorized Editions, the women he painted for his advertising work are often of a more matronly appearance, at least to these 21st century eyes. This piece comes from a March Good Housekeeping of an unknown year (best guess, 1919).