Presented is a vintage poster for the Will Rogers Memorial Fund. The poster was designed by famed poster artist Howard Chandler Christy. The poster, an original color lithograph, was published by Tooker-Moore Litho Co., New York. The poster was created in 1935, the same year of Rogers’ tragic death in an Alaskan airplane crash.
Will Rogers was a respected and loved Cherokee Indian cowboy, humorist, political commentator, roper, and entertainer. Rogers was born in 1879 in the Cherokee nation of Indian Territory, near what is now Oologa. The Oklahoma cowboy became a worldwide celebrity. Behind the façade lay a complex man who, despite his lack of formal education, had a grasp on literature, modern psychology, and world politics. Equally at home with cowboys and presidents, Will engaged in the larger arena of life.
The Will Rogers Fund was established in an effort to combat and treat lung ailments, like tuberculosis. Today it thrives and continues to prosper with its direct association to the Will Rogers Hospital. The Will Rogers Institute funds four acclaimed research hospitals and nine fellowships across the United States and is located in Los Angeles, California. The Institute is making strides every day in understanding, treating, and curing pulmonary diseases and disorders.
Overall good condition. Poster has minor restoration in margins and image. Unframed dimension: 25 3/4" H x 16 3/4" W.
Poster has been framed to the highest archival standards. Framed dimensions: 28.5" H x 20" W x 1.25" D.
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