H J Westerman Political Cartoon BEER BY CHRISTMAS! 1933
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Sold Date: 12/04/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
This is an original political cartoon by Harry James Westerman. This is the Original cartoon Westerman drew and gave to the editor to be published in the Ohio State Journal. . It measures 16.5 inches wide by 22 inches high. It is titled " Beer by Christmas ". F.D.R. campaigned that he would repeal prohibition by Christmas of 1933 if elected. He just made it. It was repealed Dec. 5, 1933! W it says Thirsty Voter it originally said Boob voter. Interesting change. Would like to know if Harry or an outside influence caused the edit! I will be offering more original pieces by Harry James Westerman in the future. He was my great grandfather. Don't miss my other Westerman cartoons currently listed. Feel free to write with any questions.Two or more cartoons purchased can be shipped together at no additional cost. They are heavy paper and can't be folded or rolled. The large heavyweight box, packaging material and postage ran $25.00, my cost, on the last shipment of a cartoon. USPS for the over- sized box is by far the cheapest way. Insurance is optional, but highly recommended, and can be adjusted to final value. I cut the box down in size to avoid some shipping postage. Now shipping is $20.00 Priority Mail. Harry James Westerman, 1876-1945, Was a cartoonist, painter, and author of 'Book of cartoons' and 'The Lady Across the Lake'. He was a forerunner of pastel art and one of the fine political cartoonists from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century working in Ohio. He attended the Columbus school of Art and became an editorial and political cartoonist for The Ohio State Journal. He also was a regular artist for 'Puck' magazine, America's first successful humor magazine known for it's sharp humor and colorful cartoon caricatures satirizing the political and social issues of the day. Thanks for looking.
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