"Bob Keeshan as "Captain Kangaroo""   Lot no. 2250

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

April 30, 1960 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Watercolor Newsprint Over Pasteup of Photostats
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Bob Keeshan as `Captain Kangaroo` in the beloved CBS-TV children`s morning show of the same name, for the April 30, 1960 issue of the New York Journal-American TView Section, with Hugh `Lumpy` Brannum as Mister Green Jeans. Rendered in watercolor on newsprint over pasteup of photostats from the original ink drawing.

This piece is on 14.75" x 22.00" illustration board with an image that measures to 14.00" x 9.50." Light bends, soiling.

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From the dawn of TV, from 1937 to 1967, George Wachsteter (1911 - 2004) was a prominent in-demand American illustrator and caricaturist. Next to Al Hirschfeld, Wachsteter was one of the most visible American theatrical caricaturists at the time. He produced theatrical, radio, television and film related images for the 3 major radio and television networks, NBC, CBS and ABC. Wachsteter's humorous and elegant line drawings were seen displayed in almost every American living room through the syndicated TV View guide, and prominently placed in most major newspapers, including the Times, Herald Tribune, New York Journal American, and New York World-Telegram. A gradual loss of his vision ended his career prematurely in the late 1960s.