Larry Smith's Cartoon Map of Michigan.

Pictograph, c.1935
Paper size 17 7/8 x 11 7/8" (45.5 x 30 cm)
Good condition save for some minor splitting along fold intersections. Tiny area of image loss in lower left.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 96013
Price: $125.00
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A fun and highly decorative cartoon map of Michigan. This map folds down to postcard size for mailing. On the verso is a brief history of the state along with four vignette images of various locations within the state. >
Larry Smith is better known as "Hillbilly" Larry Smith. A product of the depression, he wondered the countryside selling his art as he went, often bartering cartoon drawings for food and drink. Smith was a Texas-area cartoonist who was best known as the original art instructor to World War II cartoonist Bill Mauldin. Smith was known as one of the artist's that helped encourage William Henry “Bill” Maulden to his life in the art world. He is also reputed to be the creator of the "Jackalope". He also used others art for paper, drawing on the back of it. He created "Little Eva", a newspaper daily comic strip of the 1930's.