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Bitter-Sweet. "How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes." - As You Like It. 14012

about 1904
Publisher Detroit Publishing Company, Artist Bayard Jones (American, 1869 - 1969), Owner of copyright Life Magazine (1883 - 1972)


Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Offset photomechanical on card stock

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Front: Detroit Publishing Co.
Copyright, 1904, by Life Pub. Co.
Back: undivided. Mint.


Bayard Jones


Between 1950 and 2011, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in the United States, Canada and Europe; 2013, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 18, 2013)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder