HERBERT L. "HERBLOCK" BLOCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/23/1966 - HFSID 273121
Sale Price $198.00
HERBERT L. BLOCK. TLS: "Herb Block", 1p, 8½x11. Washington, D.C., 1966 August 23. On letterhead of "The Washington Post" to Mr. Donald Koos, Chicago, Illinois. In full: "Thank you for your very nice letter. Enclosed is a glossy print, along with the clipping you sent, and it's a great pleasure to send it on to you. Sincerely". Enclosures not present. Celebrated American political cartoonist Herbert Lewis Block (1909-2001), who signed his cartoons "Herblock", poked fun at Presidents since he began lampooning Herbert Hoover in 1929, when he was a staff columnist at Chicago's "Daily News". He won his first Pulitzer Prize four years later. Block garnered two more Pulitzers (1954, 1979) for his contributions to the "The Washington Post", and, in 1973, he was one of four staff members of the paper who were awarded a Pulitzer for their Public Service during the Watergate scandal. Block had started at the "Post" in 1946, and he became an institution at the paper for his multiple award-winning - and sometimes controversial - depictions of the political scene (Richard Nixon cancelled his subscription to the "Post" after Block depicted him crawling out of a sewer). Block was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. Lightly creased with fold, not at signature. Stray ink marks at upper left margin. Fine condition.
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