Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Drawing by Walt Disney on a postcard written to his mother

Q: What is your favorite piece in the Walt Disney Archives and why do you cherish it so much?
Ryan, Romeo, Michigan

A [Dave Smith]: I think my favorite piece is a drawing by Walt Disney on a postcard written to his mother when he was 15 years old. Such things are rarely owned by collectors; we are lucky to have it in our collection.

[Marcio Disney]

Walt sent the postcard to his mother Flora while she was in St. Louis, boasting about success on an exam, and illustrating his "P.S." message with a clever drawing on the front.

T r a n s c r i p t  i o n

P.S. 10 below here

K.C. 2, 2, 1917

Dear Mother
Every thing is going well here, I got 100 in my grammar to-day, glad to hear
Uncle Harry is much better
Loving Walter

[Addressed to:]
Mrs. E. Disney
2842 LaFayette
St. Louis Mo.
C/o Harry Call

1 comment:

  1. That is a true treasure. Walt could draw!

    Just found your blog and became a follower. Keep up the great posts. It's terrific hearing Dave's answers.


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