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Original Cartoon--Tony DeSpirito and Black Metal [Kentucky Derby 1954]
Lanning, Frank [cartoonist]

Lanning, Frank [cartoonist]. Original Cartoon--Jockey Tony DeSpirito and Black Metal. Ca. 15 x 10 inches, in pen, ink, white paint, and Ben Day-like tone, on light Bristol board. Soil on margins and back, old tape residue on corners, paper age-yellowed. Signed by Lanning. ** This original cartoon was presumably made for the Providence [Rhode Island] Journal-Bulletin, where Lanning was the long-time sports cartoonist. It features two contenders for the 1954 Kentucky Derby--Maine Chance Farm's Black Metal, ridden by Tony DeSpirito in his first Derby, and Red Hannigan, co-owned by a New England man. Both horses finished far back. An unusual item for your Kentucky Derby party or silent auction! (Item ID: 14529)


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