Herbert Hoover, Seymour Halpern, Original Pen and Ink Cartoon
“Exhibiting This Year’s Catch”
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President Herbert Hoover signs an original pen and ink cartoon, created by Seymour Halpern.
A self-confident Hoover explains to “Uncle Sam” the various programs his administration has produced, each in the form of a mounted fish: Business Expansion Program (on a swordfish); Oil Conservation; Farm relief; London Naval Conference; Jones-White Shipping Act; Consolidation Government Agencies; and Reorganizing Foreign Services.
Hoover was an avid fisherman. So well known as a fisherman, there is a biography of Hoover titled The Fishing President. Hoover is also the author of at least two books about fishing. Take a look at his book, Fishing for Fun.
Hoover’s signature is in blue ink at the very bottom.
Hoover, Herbert (31st President) Halpern, (Seymour) Original Pen and Ink Cartoon “Exhibiting the Year’s Catch”. N.p.: 1930. Signed in ink by Hoover on the backing mount. 7-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches; 8-7/8 x 11-3/4 inches (overall). Excellent, though some chipping at the edges with no loss of content.