HAROLD GRAY HANDWRITTEN MESSAGE , "LEAPIN' LIZARDS! IRVIN FENDRICK AND YOU ARE OLD PALS - LET'S PUT TH' ARM ON HIM FOR A FREE MEAL, EH?", 8 X 10, early vintage matte-finish photo of Gray, with original hand-drawn, Little Orphan Annie Cutout sitting on his shoulder talking and the hand-drawn dog, Sandy "ARF!" looking up expectantly. Her hand and the dog's tail are purposely left a little loose to give the appearance of movement. Gray put a lot of effort into this obviously a one-of-a-kind greeting sent to a close friend. Foxing spots on the cutouts and a little adhesive remnant on the reverse, otherwise in fine condition.
Harold Lincoln Gray (1894-1968) was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the newspaper comic strip Little Orphan Annie. He is considered to be the first American cartoonist to use a comic strip to express a political philosophy.