SUSANNE SUBA - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED 04/25/1945 CO-SIGNED BY: MARSHALL FIELD IV, MAX SHULMAN, LEONARD DUBKIN, MAYOR CARTER H. HARRISON JR., ENID LAMONTE MEADOWCROFT - HFSID 29576
Sale Price $378.00
A collection of 8 signatures from Chicago-area notables to a local bookstore owner, including mayor Carter H. Harrison, Jr., artist Susanne Suba, writer Max Shulman, and Chicago Sun-Times owner Marshall Field IV. Extremely rare!
Original art signed: "We had a wonderful/time/With love,/Susanne Suba", "To Rose Oller, with many thank for all/her helpful suggestions-/Cordially/Enid La Monte Meadowcraft/Nov. 27, 1945", "To Rose Oller/With many thanks for help/and encouragement/Marshall Field April 25/1945", "Dec. 1, 1944/This is the B-29 of/bookstores-/Sincerely/Max Shulman", "To one whom I have/never met, Rose Harbaugh./In appreciation,/Leonard Dubkin", "Sorry to have missed you/Carter H. Harrison", 7¾x11½, 2 pages (front and verso). Suba has drawn an elephant to the left of her signature. These signers merit further research: "Glenway W.", "Edmund Stewart". ENID LaMONTE MEADOWCRAFT (1898-1966) was a children's author of historical books, with some of her most popular titles being Silver for General Washington, The Story of Crazy Horse, and Davy Crockett. MARSHALL FIELD IV (1916-1965), a Silver Star and Purple Heart WWII recipient, was the owner of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1956 to 1965. Originally a reporter for the paper, Field took the reins of the company after his father and previous owner, Marshall Field III, passed away. After his father's death, Field suffered an emotional breakdown and was hospitalized, but assumed the position upon release. He died later in 1965 in what was originally ruled an accidental overdose, but was later listed as "natural causes". The daughter of Hungarian artist Miklos Suba, SUSANNE SUBA (1913-2012) was a cartoonist and book illustrator, basing much of her career out of Chicago, Illinois. Her work was regularly seen in Publisher's Weekly, The New Yorker, and now is exhibited in several museums. Author and humorist MAX SHULMAN (1919-1988) began his writing career while attending University of Minnesota, writing for the college's humor magazine. His first success was a previous short-story turned novel, Barefoot Boy With Cheek (1943). Many of Shulman's work was translated into successful films, television series, and plays. Most famous of these was the series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, which ran from 1959 to 1963. Other successes were the Broadway play How Now, Dow Jones (1967) and the film House Calls (1978). LEONARD DUBKIN (1904-1972) was an American journalist and amateur naturalist from Chicago, writing columns and books about urban wildlife in cities and neighborhoods. A park in Chicago is named after him. CARTER H. HARRISON, JR. (1860-1953) was the Mayor of Chicago from 1897 to 1905, and again from 1911 to 1915. Just like his father, Harrison was elected five times as mayor, but has the distinction of being the first Chicago mayor to be born in Chicago. Harrison was popular among the middle class of Chicago and was a strong candidate for a presidential nomination, but ultimately was unable to run due to several political party loyalties. Right edge frayed and notched. Light surface creases. Corners lightly worn and creased. Lightly soiled. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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