Alfred Perlman collection

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Approximately 50 items consisting of letters by authors, actors, managers, and others in the theatrical field. Included are 2 signed letters by Thomas Nast, including a pencil sketch of [i.e., by?] Nast dated 1896.

Biographical Historical Note

Thomas Nast was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist considered the "Father of the American Cartoon".

Additional Notes

Related collection: Thomas Nast Papers, Chicago History Museum.