This is image #8 of my on-going series sharing the pages of the scrap book of Minnie Holsinger, which she collected in the 30s and 40s while she and my Grandfather Charlie Holsinger were saving to buy a farm.
This illustration appears to be from an early 40’s issue of “Country Gentleman Magazine”. The barely legible signature in the low right could be by Jack Welch, an U.S.A. illustrator who was active during this period. All it says about him in Wikipedia is “Jack Welch (1905 in Cleburne, Texas- 1985) was an American Illustrator known for his drawings and gouache paintings of droll family activities and he is cover illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post. He was a member of the Society of Illustrators.