"Bob Keeshan in the Title Role in "The Captain Kangaroo Show""   Lot no. 2272

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Late 1950"s (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left



Ink on Illustration Board Caricature of Bob Keeshan in the title role of `The Captain Kangaroo Show` on NBC-TV, with Hugh Brannum as Mister Green Jeans, keeper of the Captain`s Treasure House, surrounded by a menagerie of animals. Series debut was October 3rd, 1955, this was probably done in the late 50s, is certainly a layout for the cover of a `Pictorial Magazine and TView Section` for newspaper syndication. 14" x 9 1/2" image on 22" x 15" board, good condition.

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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.