Silk Wear – I

An illustration by Bruce Bomberger for a story by Laurence Critchell today, entitled “Three Days to Live” from the Saturday Evening Post of 1956.


Bomberger took the attached text “Spilling the parachute onto the ground, he cut himself a silk headdress, like an arab’s”, and drew out the parachute to a highlight of the illustration, and a fantastic composition, both in colour and form.

I was struck by it as a rare illustration of a remarkably credible-looking parachute that isn’t in use.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

Posted on the Facebook page ‘Today’s Inspiration Group’ here.

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