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Author Topic: What is the origin of this drawing  (Read 897 times)
EA3VN
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« on: November 01, 2007, 08:03:31 AM »

Hello,
I'm trying to know more about this classical drawing that shows a little telegraphist...origin, author and so on. Well, I don't know how to post an image, so this is a link to see it. http://www.ea3re.com/forocw/Themes/classic/images/smflogo.gif
Does anybody can help in this topic.
Thank you
Enric EC3CCX
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KG9SF
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007, 01:41:07 PM »

Years ago QST magazine had a cartoonist named Gil, callsign W9GIL.  His little cartoons appeared in every issue back in the 50's and 60's. This looks similar to his work, and he may be the artist.  Not positive, though.
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K7KBN
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007, 01:54:50 PM »

Phil ("Gil") Gildersleeve was W1CJD.  There's a lot of information out there (google QST Gildersleeve).  Here's a link to a short bio published after his death.  http://www.geocities.com/w8jyz/W1CJD.pdf
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Pat K7KBN
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007, 03:23:24 PM »

Yes!! it really seems coming from Gildersleeve...the style is very close. I Really like this cartoon, nice character.
Many thanks for helping.
Enric EC3CCX
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KG6WLS
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2007, 06:46:49 AM »

I know this was before my time, but wasn't there an old time radio show "The Great Gildersleeve" before there was TV?

The Shadow knows...

73 de KG6WLS
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K7KBN
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007, 07:37:15 AM »

No.  There was never any such radio program, and this link is not a link to that show that never existed...

http://www.radioarchives.org/sets/PC06.htm?gclid=COTcr6ixvo8CFQL3hgodiwm4QA

Enjoy
Pat K7KBN
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Pat K7KBN
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2007, 08:19:14 AM »

Thanks for the link, Shadow... ahh, I mean Pat.

I remember the name and the deep baritone voice (and no, it wasn't from the Looney Toons/ Bugs Bunny shows either) but I didn't recall the show, so I guess you could call me a Fibber, huh? Every now and then I do catch some of the old radio shows replayed on the BC band, but not very often.

Well, I need to step out and see my barber for a haircut. I think his name is Floyd...

-..-. two bits ;-)

73
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2007, 12:38:31 PM »

WLS: "I know this was before my time, but wasn't there an old time radio show "The Great Gildersleeve" before there was TV?"

There was a TV series (sitcom) in mid-50's based on a 1942 radio show of the same name.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047735/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034810/

73,
Jim
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2007, 05:18:40 PM »

If you want to download loads of episodes of The Great Gildersleeve, Fibber McGee & Molly, Burns & Allen, Abbott & Costello, and all the old-time radio shows for free in MP3 format, there are loads at:

http://www.archive.org/details/oldtimeradio

Just do a search on the site and you come up with loads. They even have historic baseball games like Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series. In addition to the radio shows, there are old movies and cartoons. It's a great site. All you need is loads of time to browse, a download manager, a broadband connection and lots of room on your hard drive. I downloaded 23 gigs of stuff from that site. I'm going to have to transfer all of it to DVDs to free up some room on my hard drive.
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2007, 06:23:12 PM »

     I, too, am trying to find more info on this character. I had QSLs printed in about 1975 by W9SKR which featured this art. Actually, just the man was pictured in black and white without the tower.
     The Burghart Amateur store uses the picture. When
I e-mailed, even the owner (longtime owner in his 90s, I believe) did not know the origin.
     I was actually looking for a supplier to reproduce that old QSL card when I stumbled across these postings.

                         Kevin WA4GQG
     

 
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2008, 01:53:06 PM »

Great News for you all.


ARRL has resumed publication of "Gil", the collection of all of Phil Gildersleeve's QST and Handbook art.  Every ham NEEDS to have this book.  It's a big part of who we are.

Eric
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