14: Gene Carr Lady Bountiful New York Herald Very Old E
Gene Carr Lady Bountiful New York Herald Very Old Early Originator of Comic Strip Format Original Illustration Cartoon Newspaper Pen and Ink Drawing
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Evenly, lightly toned commensurate with age with a .75 inch puncture tear upper right corner and thumb tack holes to outer corner edges. The state of preservation of these original illustration drawings that are on average over 65 years old is quite exceptional. Very, very few have any creases, tears or losses to the paper and the ink has remained uniformly vivid thanks to the family’s dry flat storage. Given that these were working drawings from which prints were made the expected edge annotations, highlightings, inscriptions, pasted labels, tack holes, staples, glue residues and scattered corrections can be found variously on the examples as illustrated in the photographs. These all add to the authenticity and immediacy of the Wartime newsroom and pressroom atmosphere, serving to reinforce the iconic status of these rare surviving testimonies to the political illustrator’s art. In a few examples additional notations have been made in the description section of the catalogue text for significant damage, however the condition sensitive collector is encouraged to contact our sale expert for additional lot details in advance of the auction date.