HERBERT L. "HERBLOCK" BLOCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/03/1971 - HFSID 131809
Sale Price $198.00
HERBLOCK (HERB BLOCK)
Signed, typed letter on his Washington Post stationery
Typed Letter signed: "Herb Block", 1 page, 8½x11. Washington, D.C., 1971 November 3. On Washington Post letterhead to Doug Ziegler, Schuyler, Nebraska. In full: "Thank you for your very nice letter, which came while I was away! The autograph is enclosed, and it's a pleasure to send it to you. [Separate item not included.] With all best regards, Sincerely". Herbert Lawrence Block (1909-2001), known by his cartoon signature, "Herblock", lampooned Presidents, starting with Herbert Hoover in 1929 as a staff columnist at Chicago's "Daily News". He won his first Pulitzer Prize four years later. He garnered two more (1954, 1979) during his half century as editorial cartoonist at "The Washington Post" (1946-2001). He coined the term "McCarthyism" in a 1950 cartoon. In addition to his 3 Pulitzers, Herblock one the National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoonist award twice, the Rueben Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1994). He received the NCS Hall of Fame Gold Key in 1979. President Nixon canceled his subscription to the Washington Post after Herblock portrayed him climbing out of a sewer. Adhesive residue on verso - show-through. 3 filing holes at left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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