Waugh T-shirt on Offer

A t-shirt with a photograph of Evelyn Waugh is for sale on the internet. The photo is a 1940 portrait by Carl van Vechten in which Waugh is wearing a heavy tweed overcoat and looks as if he just had a haircut.  It is available in a full range of sizes from xs to 2xl and, like the model T Ford, can be bought in any color as long as it is black. The price is $22. Other authors available include Ernest Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald and D H Lawrence. This is not the first Waugh-themed T-shirt to be commissioned. A 2012 limited edition was somewhat more ambitious, with a self-portrait drawing by Waugh on the front. It commemorated his 1949 US lecture tour on the back and is archived in the libraries at some of the venues where he spoke, such as the Portsmouth Abbey School and the University of Notre Dame (item OAND 15/1862).

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