She’s looking to her right with an expression that says, “Isn’t my costume a bit…well…Seventeenth Century.”
She pauses and breaks her gaze.
"What?" The artist asks.
"Well...it's just that this...collar. It's rather...out-moded."
“No, no…” The artist must have said. “It’s fine.”
“What’s this drawing for?” She asked.
“I dunno, canned meat…or…I dunno. Kettles or something.”
“Should I smile?”
“Not a lot.” The artist replies.
“Are you sure I’m not over-dressed for kettles?”
“Maybe it’s stoves. I dunno.” The artist replied. “Now, stay still.”
“Oh, if it’s stoves. Then, this is perfect. The hat’s my own. Do you like it?”
"Georges? Why is it you always get to sit in the shade while I have to stand in the sun?"
"Don't move the mouth." He replies.
Oh...hold on. I slipped into Sondheim-mode. Let's refocus.
Above this decidedly over-dressed woman, we see the words:
Buy PEORIA STOVES.
CULTER & PROCTOR STOVE CO.
And, on the reverse, we see…
THE PEORIA OAK
FOR SOFT COAL AND WOOD,
OF ITS CLASS
The fire pot for coal is double and heavy. Single Fire
Pot and separate Wood Grate for wood.
Fire Pot is LOW DOWN, retaining and radiating the heat
near the floor, where it is needed.
The base Section is ornamental and ventilated, distributing
heat from its entire surface.
Large deep Ash Pan in base rendering stove cleanly and
convenient in service.
Mounted with extra heavy, best quality Boiler Iron Drum.
Every joint made gas and air tight—preventing leakage.
Check Draft Registers in doors and collar, giving perfect
control over fire.
Grate shakes from outside, with solid center pull dump.
Spun nickel and Bronze Urn.
Full Nickel Trimmed. Polished Edges.
I do worry about having a solid center pull dump.