When I was visiting Toni Momberger‘s office at the Redlands Daily Facts (one of my favorite newspaper names) in California a few years ago, Toni had to be out of town. But I got to use her office briefly. This cartoon, on display in her office, fit well into the slides I was using that day, so I shot a quick photo and added it to the slides (below).
I’ve used it in some other slides since, and I had been meaning to ask Toni (Digital First Media’s Journalist of the Year for 2013) the story behind the picture.
When I used the cartoon in a recent blog post about newspaper carriers (and Facebook), I wrote her asking the origin, because I wanted to credit it appropriately (and use with retroactive permission).
The original crate label is from our archive of crate label images. If you notice the newsboy is carrying copies of the Citrograph Newspaper under his arm. The Citrograph is the oldest continuously operating Print shop in California and it was the original newspaper in Redlands.
As far as we know, the original label is now in the public domain. This piece was created in celebration of our 125th Anniversary in 2012.
Thanks to Toni and Al for that help in identifying an image I really enjoy.