ED DODD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/04/1958 - HFSID 227135
Sale Price $180.00
He signs a typed 1958 letter, forwarding an original Mark Trail cartoon (included).
Typed Letter signed: "Ed Dodd", 1 page, 7¼x10½, with 3¼x3¼ newspaper cartoon attached at bottom left (two surfaces). Lost Forest, Sandy Springs, Georgia, 1958 September 4. To Emil R. Dern, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In full: "Thank you for your appreciated letter of August 13th. Under separate cover, I am sending you an original of a Mark Trail daily strip, which I hope you will accept with my compliments. Sincerely yours". (The item mentioned has been affixed in the lower left of the TLS.) Ed Dodd (1902-1991), a youthful camp instructor and scoutmaster, began his cartoon Mark Trail in 1946. (Dodd created the stories; Tom Hill drew them.) Mark Trail, a wildlife photographer loosely modeled on Dodd himself, was an outdoorsman and conservationist. At its peak in the 1960s, the strip appeared in 500 newspapers. Mark Trail spin-offs included publications on camping and wildlife. Dodd and Hill retired from the strip in 1978, but it remains in syndication today. The year Dodd died, the US Congress named a section of the Appalachian Trail in his native Georgia the Mark Trail Wilderness. Lost Forest was the name of Dodd's home and studio in a Georgia woods, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Fold crease, not near signature. Fine condition.
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