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RUBE GOLDBERG - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/28/1970 - HFSID 48343

RUBE GOLDBERG Rube Goldberg sends a typed letter to the Secretary of the Pulitzer Committee requesting that his Pulitzer Prize winning cartoon "Peace Today" be loaned to The Smithsonian Institution for six months. Typed Letter Signed: "Rube Goldberg", 1p, 8x10½. New York City, New York 1970 August 28.

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RUBE GOLDBERG
Rube Goldberg sends a typed letter to the Secretary of the Pulitzer Committee requesting that his Pulitzer Prize winning cartoon "Peace Today" be loaned to The Smithsonian Institution for six months.
Typed Letter Signed: "Rube Goldberg", 1p, 8x10½. New York City, New York 1970 August 28. To Professor John Hohenberg, Secretary of the Pulitzer Committee, Columbia University School of Journalism, New York, New York. In full: "The Smithsonian Intuition is currently planning an exhibit of my work. I should like to request that my cartoon 'Peace Today' (New York Sun, June 22, 1947), for which I was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and which is now in the possession of Columbia University, be loaned to them for a period of six months beginning November 1, 1970. You may be assured that the Smithsonian Institution would be responsible for insurance covering that period. Any questions you might have regarding the exhibition may be addressed to Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin, Director, National Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., 20560. I shall greatly appreciate your consideration of this request, and look forward to receiving your reply, Sincerely yours," Reuben Lucius Goldberg (1883-1970), an engineer turned cartoonist, created the popular Professor Lucifer Butts, famous for his inventions of mechanical contrivances of absurdly unnecessary complexity as well as a comic strip featuring Boob McNutt, a young man whose interest in other people often got him into trouble (syndicated by Hearst from 1918-1933). He was awarded the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning for a work entitled "Peace Today". Fold creases through signature. Overall, fine condition.

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