This piece of art is most interesting indeed. It was once owned by
Mabel Goode Frantz, a close friend of Don's - He dedicated PILOT
BAILS OUT to her in fact. I've been trying to track her family down
for quite some time now, and have some good leads. I have the address
for a nephew of hers, which I will contact soon.
I'm going to spill the beans and say that Mabel was 3/4ths of the way
through with a biography on Don Blanding. Dodd, Mead & Co.
commissioned her to write it. If we can trace that unpublished
manuscript down it would be a quite a goldmine! I'm working on it.
This is all why that drawing is of particular interest to me.