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    The Alaskan Mail Carrier, a Great Image by N.C. Wyeth Used to Advertise a Coalinga, California Meat Company. A rich color lithograph which was made to go on the top of an advertising calendar. It depicts Robert Henderson, widely reported to have been the source of the lead which led to discovery of gold in the Klondike in 1898. He was a mail carrier who crisscrossed the expanse of Alaska delivering mail to the towns and mining camps. Depicted here is a real event from Henderson's life, when he held off a pack of wolves with his revolver on a frozen Alaska lake. A great item for collectors of Alaska ephemera and California advertising alike. Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945), was an American artist and illustrator. A pupil of artist Howard Pyle, Wyeth became one of America's greatest illustrators producing more than 3,000 paintings and illustrating more than 100 books in his lifetime. Excellent condition, with just the tiniest hint of light surface soiling mentioned only for strictest accuracy. 17.5" x 22.5" in an interesting vintage frame.

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    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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