Burt Thomas, Detroit News (1881 – 1964) (BIO INFORMATION NEEDED — IF YOU CAN PROVIDE, PLEASE WRITE TO ME)
I have a 1947 signed cartoon by Burt Thomas that was given to my father while he was an intern at Harper in Detroit. Do you have any info on Burt?
I have a signed and framed original drawing of a Sunday Editorial Page cartoon of Uncle Sam by Burt Thomas, drawn and published during the early World War II disagreement over the U. S. Selective Service draft. I came to work as a copy boy at The Detroit News right out of high school in January, 1949, and stayed for 54 years as a sportswriter and columnist and later as a general news columnist. Got to know him only briefly and can’t recall how I managed to obtain one of his original ink drawings. But it is genuine and comes with all the pre-publication markings and directions.
I donated original ink drawings to Chicago newspaper. They opened a museum and used the drawings to display there. Burt Thomas inspired ” no kid without a christchristmas”or something to that matter. I couldn’t find out much about him either.
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