IF For Girls adapted from Kipling’s “If” for Boys by J.P. McEvoy – 1924
IF you can lock your heart on confidences, Nor ever needlessly in turn confide; If you can put behind you all preferences Of mock humility or foolish pride; If you can keep the simple, homely virtue Of walking right with God — then have not fear That anything in all the world can hurt you – And — which is more — you’ll be a Woman, dear. adapted by “J.P. McEvoy copyright 1924 – A Buzza Motto – Mpls. U.S.A.”
IF was J.B. McEvoy who wrote this motto with a young woman. (IF by Kipling can also be found in our shop.)
IF FOR GIRLS has all the bells and whistles. It is entirely original which includes its frame, glass, dust cover paper and the much sought after large brass CLOVERLEAF hanger engraved with BUZZA, the publishing house.
The motto itself is a colorfully printed litho. Note its beautiful setting. Note the large urn in the background and peacock accentuating the left side. Urns were in fashion in the early 1900s. They were a staple in glorious gardens of the wealthy. I can imagine FOR GIRLS given to a special teenager. FOR GIRLS’ sentiments would be forever in her thoughts and might just hang in her room no matter where she lives. Possibly you might agree.
Dimensions 7 3/4” x 10 3/4”