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Opening Day Fishing Season

Opening Day Fishing Season | Drawing | Wisconsin Historical Society
Imaginative pen-and-ink drawing of a cricket or grasshopper serenading a large trout swimming underwater. The insect is playing a violin, while standing on a blade of grass above the fish. Musical notes surround the violin, and a heart shape is hanging off the leg of the insect just above the fish's eye. In the background, two fisherman are walking along the riverbank, with one man gesturing with his hands spread apart about how big was the fish. The print is bordered on the left by a variety of insects that live in the stream, and on the right border are depictions of fishing flies made to resemble them. Sid's authorship is in the lower right corner.
DESCRIPTION
Imaginative pen-and-ink drawing of a cricket or grasshopper serenading a large trout swimming underwater. The insect is playing a violin, while standing on a blade of grass above the fish. Musical notes surround the violin, and a heart shape is hanging off the leg of the insect just above the fish's eye. In the background, two fisherman are walking along the riverbank, with one man gesturing with his hands spread apart about how big was the fish. The print is bordered on the left by a variety of insects that live in the stream, and on the right border are depictions of fishing flies made to resemble them. Sid's authorship is in the lower right corner.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:123043
Creation Date: 1969
Creator Name:Boyum, Sid
City:
County:
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Sid Boyum Collection
Genre:Drawing
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:PH 6986 Box 6, Folder 2
Original Dimensions:13.75 x 10.75 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The drawing appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 9, 1969. Sid Boyum created a first day fishing poster annually 1963-1989 to promote the opening of the season. The poster would run in the Capital Times and the Wisconsin State Journal. In exchange, Sid would receive copies of the print to distribute on his own.
SUBJECTS
Insects
Music
Musical instruments
Plants
Trees
Clothing and dress
Hats
Flies
Men
Signs and symbols
Shorelines
Streams
Fishes

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