- 1.5 linear feet (; 5 boxes, 1 flat file)
- Charles H. "Bill" Sykes was a political cartoonist for Philadelphia's
Evening Public Ledger newspaper from the 1910s to 1942. Born in Alabama in 1882, he received a degree from the Drexel Institute and worked for many prominent publications, including
Life magazine. This collection features a group of original political cartoons for the
Evening Public Ledger drawn in crayon, pencil, and india ink. Most of the original artwork depicts the build-up to World War II and the early months of U.S. involvement in the war. The collection also includes numerous newspaper clippings of his political cartoons, some personal correspondence, ephemera, and miscellaneous drawings (including several patriotic drawings for Philco).
Held at: Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]