An 8 x 10 inch photograph of Ripley with pen and sketch pad. The photograph is signed in ink (on the sketchpad) "To Marx Reimers, with all good wishes of Ripley '"Believe It or Not." New York, 1929. The photographer's signature in the lower right corner has been covered over. Verso is blank. A fine, clean photograph. Item #3541
Robert Leroy Ripley's early work was as a sports cartoonist for the New York Evening Globe. He started his "Believe it or Not" cartoons by depicting seven unusual sports records. He soon expanded his concept to oddities and bizarre facts. In 1928 he published a book of Believe It or Nots which sold more than 500,000 copies;.