Kahles, C. W. (Charles William), b. 1878 d. 1931
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (135 items on partial microfilm reel).
Collection Summary: Correspondence, 1895-30, between Kahles and his former wife, lawyers, his daughter Jessie, and editors and admirers of his cartoons. Also, correspondence between Jessie Kahles concerning the continuation of Kahles' comic strips, HAIRBREADTH HARRY and BELINDA AND RUDOLPH. Other material includes Kahles' drawings, biographical sketches, photographs and will. Included in Kahles' correspondence is one letter each from Herbert Hoover, July 2, 1918, and Harry Houdini, November 20, 1920.
UNMICROFILMED: Newsprint catalogue to an exhibit of Kahles' work at the Federal Reserve Bank and University City Science Center, Philadelphia, 1987; and a revised version of his biography by Jessie Kahles Straut, 1975.
Biographical/Historical Note: Cartoonist. Born 1879. Died 1931.
Donated by Kahles' daughter, Jessie Kahles Straut.
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