July 03, 2021 at 03:05PM

Happy 138th, Franz Kafka!

This illustration was published concurrently with Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.  From The American Boys’ Book of Bugs, Butterflies and Beetles by Daniel Carter Beard, 1915.

This is also a precursor to a Katakana emoticon – ‘\_(😁)_/’

#vintageillustration #kafkaesque https://instagr.am/p/CQ4EoP2MiWa/




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