SIGNED by the poet. 19" x 8" broadside in simple & handsome wood frame (20" x 9"). The broadside depicts a conversation between General Putnam and Death regarding the various times Putnam evaded Death until he no longer could. Arthur Guiterman (1871 – 1943) was an American writer best known for his humorous poems, editor of the Woman's Home Companion and the Literary Digest. In 1910, he co-founded the Poetry Society of America, and later served as its president in 1925–26. Light spotting to broadside; slight smudging to signature; brown tape on backside partially split. Item #20102
Israel Putnam (1718 – 1790), popularly known as "Old Put", was an American army general officer who fought with distinction at the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). He also served notably as an officer with Rogers' Rangers during the French and Indian War (1754–1763), when he was captured by Mohawk warriors. He was saved from the ritual burning given to enemies by the intervention of a French officer with whom the Mohawk were allied.