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The package in which Wyncie King sent his caricatures to the Filson.
Pen and ink sketch of Young E. Allison, author and newspaper editor. A prolific writer, Allison is remembered for his epic piratical poem "On Board the Derelict," an expansion of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Fifteen Men on the Dead Man's Chest."
Bennett H. Young, Confederate officer and prominent Louisville attorney. During the Civil War, Young led Confederate forces in a raid on St. Albans, Vermont.
Ilya Tolstoy was a writer and son of Leo Tolstoy. King sketched Tolstoy while he stayed in Louisville at the Watterson Hotel.
Sidney Bernheim, a co-worker of Wyncie King, sold advertisements for the Louisville Herald. The sketch gives the impression that Bernheim was an unusually tall individual with poor posture.
Patrick O'Sullivan, a gifted composer and pianist who hailed from Louisville, Kentucky. On the back of the drawing, King remarked that O'Sullivan was the "very essence of the Irish."
Otto Rothert, author and secretary of the Filson Club. In this caricature, King gave Rothert's features an effeminate cast. On the back of the drawing, he noted that Rothert was a good friend of Young E. Allison.
Lieutenant Adrien Florent was a member of the French Military Mission at Camp Zachary Taylor during World War I.
James D. Black, former governor of Kentucky. King sketched most of his subjects from the shoulders up, but in this drawing we get the impression that Black was a short man with an eye for fashion.
Harvey Joiner was a landscape artist from Louisville known for his paintings of beech trees.
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