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Original Cartoon Drawing

Approximately 16 x 22”; framed and glazed; wash on illustration board. The drawing depicts lines of West Point cadets; a sergeant-major looks at his watch, consulting another sergeant; typed caption pasted at the lower margin, “Late again! I’ve a good mind to start without those news reel fellows.” Signed in ink lower left by the artist “Carl Rose.” On the verso there is a label with a number and “New Yorker” penciled in; large pencil date “7/4/31” and various other notations including “Winship. Boston Globe.” Laurence Winship eventually became editor of the Globe, and his son succeeded him. For those to whom the reference is obscure, marching cadets were a dramatically filmed standard in newsreel footage. These short features, along with cartoons, short subject pictures and coming attractions almost always preceded feature presentations in movie theaters. Of these, only the last remains a staple. The addition of product advertisements, exhortations to patronize the refreshment stand and chastisements regarding behavior (presumably replacing the extinct flashlight equipped usher) have not improved the cinema experience.

[Book #26070P]

Price: $1,500.00
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