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    Sketches of Fifteen Military Figures Signed. Each is near 5" x 8.5" and signed in the lower margin by the subjects, which include Douglas MacArthur, Omar N. Bradley, William F. Halsey, J. Mayhew Wainwright, Husband E. Kimmel, Matthew Ridgway, William C. Westmoreland, Hoyt Vandenberg, Claire L. Chennault, Curtis LeMay, George Marshall, Henry H. Arnold, Chester W. Nimitz, Sergeant Alvin C. York, and Mark W. Clark. Some sketches have smoothed folds and corners slightly discolored by tape residue, but all are in fine condition.

    These pencil sketches are drawn by artist John E. Raitt, a civic-minded resident of Delhi, New York. Raitt, who died at the age of ninety-one in 2004, began sketching politicians and famous people as a teenager. He sent many of the sketches to their subjects, who often signed and returned them. The artist has signed all fifteen of these sketches.


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    October, 2010
    14th-15th Thursday-Friday
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