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"Why Wait for Pictures?" cartoon, 1942
BA MSS 135
A marker drawn cartoon by Bob Coyne titled, "Why Wait for Pictures?". The cartoon subtitle in the left corner says, "Here's How Private Ted Williams Will Look Batting for Uncle Sam!" The cartoon is foreshadowing Private Ted Williams as a soldier by making fun of some of the experiences he might face once in the military. The cartoon parodies his large size by comparing him to a small military tent. It pokes fun at the salary as Williams says, "Say General, you ain't serious about that thirty bucks a month-whuddya t'ink I am a semi-pro!" The cartoon also shows an image of Williams using a gun as a bat. At the bottom right corner of the cartoon, a note from the donor says, "Sir: On October 26th, my wife and I had the pleasure of visiting the Hall of Fame. Then and there, we decided to donate this original Bob Coyne Drawing. (1942) Donald H. Clancy"
Ted Williams played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox (1939-1942, 1946-1960) and then became the manager of the Washington Senators/Texas Rangeres (1969-1972). He served as a Naval Aviator during World War II.
Coyne Bob, 1898-1976
Williams, Ted, 1918-2002
World War, 1939-1945
cartoons and comics
Baseball Hall of Famers
Military service--United States--1940-1950
17 x 15.5 in.
pen and ink on paper
Aisle 4. standalone shelf
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