Farmers' Daughter Relief
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Farmers’ Daughter Relief

Farmers' Daughter Relief | Ink and Gouache on Illustration Board | 14" x 11" | Original Illustration from Life Magazine, July 1933

With Publisher's and Pressman's notes on verso.


To Morris Weiss, with all the Best of Luck – Dr. Seuss (Theo. Seuss Geisel)



The Farm Relief Situation at a Glance by Dr. Seuss, featured in the July 1933 issue of Life magazine, was meant as satire aimed at the 1933 Agricultural Adjustment Act. Food prices were raised by limiting the amount of land that was used to cultivate crops and limiting the number of livestock farmers could have. This Act was controversial because it taxed one group for the benefit of another and was regulating an industry that was traditionally regulated by states.

The text above the illustration in the magazine states: "Relief where Relief is Needed – Clouds will overshadow our rural communities until people stop talking Farmer Relief and get down to Real Fundamentals. The real thing that is depressing the farmer is not taxes, but the Traveling Salesman. If we can institute Farmer's Daughter Relief, the farmer will breathe with relief for himself."


From the Collection of Morris S. Weiss

Morris S. Weiss (1915-2014) was an American comic book and comic strip artist and writer. Active from the 1930s through the mid-1970s, he created the teen-comedy character "Margie" for Timely Comics, the 1940s predecessor of Marvel Comics, and was the final cartoonist on the comic strip Mickey Finn. He also worked as a writer or illustrator on numerous other strips, including Joe Palooka. Weiss was also a collector of American illustration art and he founded the Miami Society for Autistic Children.


From the Collection of Charles E. Sigety

Charles E. Sigety (1923-2014) was an entrepreneur, healthcare pioneer and New York Real Estate developer, as well as a renowned collector of Americana, ranging from examples of Norman Rockwell to important historicial documents.

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Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American children's author and cartoonist. He is known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. His work includes many of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death.

Geisel adopted the name "Dr. Seuss" as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and as a graduate student at Lincoln College, Oxford. He left Oxford in 1927 to begin his career as an illustrator and cartoonist for Vanity FairLIFE and various other publications. He also worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, most notably for FLIT and Standard Oil, and as a political cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM. He published his first children's book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1937. During World War II, he took a brief hiatus from children's literature to illustrate political cartoons, and he also worked in the animation and film department of the United States Army where he wrote, produced or animated many productions including Design for Death, which later won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film.

After the war, Geisel returned to writing children's books, writing classics like If I Ran the Zoo (1950), Horton Hears a Who! (1955), The Cat in the Hat (1957), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957), Green Eggs and Ham (1960), One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960), The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961), The Lorax (1971), The Butter Battle Book (1984), and Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990). He published over 60 books during his career, which have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, five feature films, a Broadway musical, and four television series.