ERSKINE CALDWELL - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK - HFSID 270832
Sale Price $360.00
A check signed by the author, matted to an overall size of 22½x22½
Check signed: "Erskine Caldwell", 8x3. Augusta, Maine, 1937 January 5. Check No. 13, drawn on the First National Granite Bank, payable to Alma P. Butler for $4.00. Matted to overall size of 22½x22½ with 16x12½ sheet containing on one surface a reproduction of a b/w photo of Caldwell, a picture of the cover of Tobacco Road, and a 5-paragraph laudatory essay on Caldwell as a writer. Mat and printed display are also in fine condition. In 1941, Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) traveled to Russia through China with his then-wife, photographer Margaret Bourke-White, and the couple was present on July 22, 1941, when the first German bombs exploded over Moscow. In 1942, Caldwell, who had sent dispatches to CBS Radio as a war correspondent, published "Moscow Under Fire", an essay, and All Night Long, A Novel of Guerilla Warfare in Russia based on his experiences there. The writer of 25 novels, 150 short stories and 12 non-fiction books, Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) is best known for his depictions of poverty stricken blacks and whites in the South. His 1932 novel Tobacco Road (1932) became a long-running Broadway play and God's Little Acre (1933) sold over 14 million copies; both were made into feature films. In all, the prolific author sold some 80 million copies of his works in 43 languages! Detached check stub covers leftmost part of check to fit in 6x2½ window in mat. Cancellation holes. Otherwise seemingly fine condition. Not examined outside mat. Not matted in the Gallery of History Style.
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