JOSEPH PULITZER, document signed, "Joseph Pulitzer, " one page, 8 x 6.75, March 10, 1910, making a proxy appointment for an attorney, Charles Parsons, to vote for him at a stock holders meeting at the Pulitzer Publishing Co. of St. Louis, Missouri. A ink smear on the first two letters of his signature and a few other stray ink marks, otherwise in fine condition.
Extremely rare document signed by the Hungarian-American newspaper publisher of the St Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World who introduced the techniques of yellow journalism to the newspapers he acquired in the 1880's. Best known for the Pulitzer Prizes which were established in 1917 by money he bequeathed to Columbia University on his death to recognize artistic and journalistic achievement in the United States. The rarity of his signature has to do with the fact that he was virtually blind at an early age. Only a few signed items by Pulitzer have come to market.