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Profile Portrait of Sumner N. Blossom (1893?-1977)

Object Number: 
1990.1.231
Date: 
1937
Medium: 
Graphite on notepad paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 5 in. ( 17.8 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
signature: right: "Wm. H. Walker" inscriptions: lower center: "Sumner Blossom" and lower left: "SUMNER BLOSSOM / DUTCH TREAT CLUB / MAR 9-'37"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at middle right in graphite: "Wm. H. Walker"; inscribed at lower left: " SUMNER BLOSSOM / DUTCH TREAT CLUB / MAR 9-37"; signed by sitter at lower center: "Sumner Blossom"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a journalist, began his career as a reporter on his home town paper, The Kansas City [Mo.] Star. In 1919 he helped establish The [New York] Daily News and became its managing editor. Three years later he became editor of Popular Science Monthly--a post he held until 1929, when he became editor of The American, a general-interest magazine. He edited The American until 1956, when its publication was suspended.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group