Douglass Crockwell — Arthur P. Irving’s twin
It is said that everyone has a twin somewhere in the world.
The artwork of Douglass Crockwell brought to light a twin of long-time Post-Star and Glens Falls Times Publisher Arthur P. Irving.
Irving, dressed in hunting clothes, was the model for a humorous illustration that Crockwell prepared for the Oct. 28, 1939 issue of the Saturday Evening Post.
“The scene is in keeping with the Autumn hunting season and depicts a disgruntled hunter, gun under arm and pipe in mouth, standing in front of a ‘No Hunting’ sign, and, because of his futile attempt to ‘bag’ some game, facetiously writing, ‘You’re telling me,’ in pencil under the ‘No Hunting’ sign,” The Post-Star reported.
Mrs. D.W. Sigler of La Feria, Texas was amazed at the resemblance between Irving and her husband, The Post-Star reported on Feb. 1, 1940.
So she took a photograph recreating the scene with her husband, and mailed the photograph to Saturday Evening Post, which later printed the photo side-by-side with the original illustration to run with the magazine’s “Keeping Posted” column.
“Uncanny eh?” the magazine quipped. “That’s (Glens Falls) a long way from the Rio Grande Valley. We hope Messrs. Sigler and Irving never meet in a revolving door.”
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