Often a fixture at fairs, parties, and carnivals, people sat in the crescent of a smiling "paper moon," as if lifted to the stars. A photographic phenomena primarily of the early half of the 20th century, it captivated the imagination of a world pre-Photoshop and gave many a memorable image of great times.
J.C. Leyendecker, original oil painting, illustration art for Kuppenheimer ad.
rogerwilkerson: Home Sweet Home, art by J.C. Leyendecker. Cover detail from The American Weekly - June 15, 1947.