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Size: approx. 3" x 5"
Date: Undated
Lithographer: Unidentified
Artist: C. White



Reverse(s): The "Four Points" (Type 1)

"C White" Signature Variations
I've found three varieties (so far) in the "C White" artist's signature which appears on this card, as shown below. As you can see, the style of the signature is somewhat different for each. In all three cases, the signature appears near the lower right corner of the card. I've also found that the first variety shown exists with the vertical back oriented in either direction relative to the horizontal front, so it's likely that the other two do, also. That would make at least 6 sub-varieties that exist for this one card design.

(as shown on the full size card, above)
MOST DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: jagged line to left of "C"; cross on "t" lines up with dot above the "i" and slants down to touch top of "e"

MOST DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: uneven line to left of "C"; cross on "t" lines up with dot above the "i" and slants down to touch top of "e"


-- image courtesy of Jerry Anderson
MOST DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: straight line to left of "C"; cross on "t" lines up with dot on "i" and goes straight across, well above top of "e"

NOTE: To see a later (?) Arbuckle use of this illustration, click here.