Jul 16, 2020 - Sale 2541

Sale 2541 - Lot 199

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
"This guy claims he left his driver's license home in his other pants - I suppose you're gonna pull the same story." Cartoon published in Esquire, June 1942. Watercolor and ink on paper. 380x260 mm; 15x10 inches, on 15 3/4x10 3/4-inch sheet. Signed in lower center image, captioned on verso, and again on matte with handwritten dedication to Edwin S. Friendly, dated June 29, 1942. Matted.

Edwin S. Friendly Sr.'s career in newspaper management spanned more than fifty years. He began his career as a clerk for The New York Times and eventually became general manager of the New York Sun. Friendly was the president of the American Newspaper Publishers Association from 1949-50 and served as the vice president of Westchester County Publishers, Inc., a group of suburban newspapers, from 1954-64.