ORIGINAL CARTOON ILLUSTRATION: "THE END OF THE TRAIL | RIDDEN TO A FINISH | THE ALLIED ACADEMY AWARD"
[np: c. 1944]. Original broadside drawing in black ink on artist board, 12" x 17." Signed in ink at lower right corner. Inscribed at bottom margin: "To E.A. Brinstool with my best regards, Bruce Russell." Compositor's instructions in pencil; a few areas of white ink for touch-up. Near Fine.
Russell, lead cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times from 1934 for nearly thirty years, won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartoons in 1946. This cartoon is a parody of the James Earle Fraser sculpture, "End of the Trail." It depicts a defeated Hitler riding an exhausted Germany to its death. Brinstool was a noted Western historian and cowboy poet. Both were members of the University Club of Los Angeles. Item #39013