DANIEL C. BEARD - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED 11/20/1893 - HFSID 28174
DANIEL C. BEARD. AQS: "D.C. Beard", 3½x2½ card. In full: "Common sense and religion teach us that the Earth belongs to the people Why then do we pay rent for land?" At lower left corner, Beard has drawn a banner with the date "1893" inside.
Sale Price $1,997.50
DANIEL C. BEARD. AQS: "D.C. Beard", 3½x2½ card. In full: "Common sense and religion teach us that the Earth belongs to the people Why then do we pay rent for land?" At lower left corner, Beard has drawn a banner with the date "1893" inside. Accompanied by envelope imprinted with Beard's return address, addressed in unknown hand to R. H. Pope, Whipples Barracks, Arizona, postmarked New York, New York, year unreadable. Daniel C. Beard (1850-1941) was a successful illustrator for many national magazines and illustrated the first edition of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Beard, who also wrote and illustrated a number of books (including his best-known, The American Boys' Handy Book, 1882) and articles on woodcraft and nature study, was involved in boys' organizations. He founded the Sons of Daniel Boone and co-founded the American Boy Scout movement in 1910 (started in England by Lord Baden-Powell, who was also an illustrator). Beard, who "Americanized" the Boy Scout emblem by adding an American eagle and shield, served as National Scout Commissioner and the Court of Honor until the end of his life. Mt. Beard, next to Mt. McKinley in Alaska, is named in his honor. Beard drawings are desirable. Ink smudge at upper right corner. Lightly soiled at blank margins. Overall, fine condition, with large, bold, artistic signature.
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