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Ferdinand Himmelsbach came to Chicago at the age of five, 1901. The son of a baker, he started cartooning for a dry goods trade magazine while he was still a teenager. As a cartoonist and commercial artist, he signed his work "Ferd Himme." In 1945, Himme started contributing to the employee magazine of Chicago Surface Lines, the company that operated the street railway system in Chicago. After Chicago Surface Lines was purchased by the state and combined with the Chicago Transit Authority, he continued cartooning for the CTA's employee magazine, CTA Transit News. Himme continued to draw his unsubtle, sunny cartoons for CTA Transit News until 1973. Signed Political Cartoon, 9-1/2" x 11" original editorial cartoon on art board, captioned, "All Out of the Same Hat." No date on art, but scene depicts Charles Franklin Brannan, the United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1948 to 1953, pulling rabbits of "guaranteed high income for farmers," "lower prices for consumers" and "at little cost of taxpayer" out of the "Brannon Farm Program magician's top hat. (His surname misspelled.). In 1949, he advocated the Brannan Farm Plan as part of President Truman's Fair Deal program. Art by Ferd Himme/AFBF which might mean the American Farm Bureau Federation." This finished editorial cartoon is personally inscribed and signed "To secretary Brannon with kindest regards/Ferd Himme" at lower left. Very good condition.
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Brannon’s Magic Trick

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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