He is always enjoyable.
Lots of artists can fill their work with aching homosexual tension, but no one else can make the impending sodomy look quite as classy and exquisitely dressed as Leyendecker can. God bless you, sir.
Oh Lord, Leyendecker. <3
Not that Leyendecker isn’t awesome, but…is there something special going on with him this week? Because, like, three different people on my dash have posted his stuff this week.
[image: a full page illustration of people in a restaurant, with a wiman in a coat and hat at center, a young man behind her at left, and a waiter pulling out a chair at right.]
From Good Housekeeping, July 1919.
ENTRANCE HALL DESIGNED BY MURRAY ADAMS ACTON
[image: an illustration that probably started life as a watercolor showing a bare, wood-floored room with white walls, exposed rafters, stained glass windows depicting a coat of arms, a tiled fireplace with single-branched candelabra branching out from the corners of the mantlepiece, a prtrait of a woman in a ruff hanging over the mantle, and a four-branched candelabrum hanging from the ceiling]
From “Hearticulture” by Oliver Herford and John Cecil Clay
[image: an illustration of a flower (a blush rose?) with a girl’s head growing out of it]
“Should I fall,” observed the Sheik grimly, “his souls shall precede my own to its appointed destiny—which I do not doubt is different.”
[image: an illustration showing a white-bearded man in arab dress pointing a pistol at a soldierly-looking light-skinned man, both of them seated…maybe in the seat of a biplane?]
[image: an illustration of a woman in profile seated at a window out of which you can see the sails of at least one ship]
[image: a 1914 cover from The Woman’s Magazine showing three women in hats showing off their cool outfits in a vaguely autumnal outdoor setting]
So, I guess they made a movie out of The Fortunes of Fifi?
[image: a sheet of pencil drawings showing characters and bits of scenes from a 1903 novel of early 19th century France]
Half of a cigarette ad
[image: drawing of a hotel entrance, with flags flying above and cars on the street outside]