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Patton State Hospital, San Bernardino, California: a staff member offers a cigarette to a patient. Drawing by D.R. Wilder, ca. 1954.

  • Wilder, Dudley Raymond, 1916-1957.
Date
[1954?]
Reference
2046871i
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About this work

Publication/Creation

[1954?]

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil ; sheet 30 x 23 cm

Lettering

While others never forget the golden rule?

Creator/production credits

One drawing of twelve in a sketchbook inscribed "Dudley R. Wilder". There is a record of a Dudley Raymond Wilder (1916-1957) who worked as a commercial artist in California from the 1930s to the 1950s and served as a staff sergeant in the US Marine Corps in 1943-1944. The quality of the drawings, and some of the military references, suggest they could well be by him, possibly in the last years of his life where confinement preceded an early death at the age of 41

Lettering note

The staff member says "Smoke, buddy?" while offering a packet of Camel cigarettes. The patient, who is holding a bucket of water, says "Haw haw"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2046871i

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • no. 4

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