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A Little Sketch Entitled - Grabbing the Act
  • Ruth Harris Bohan
    1891–1981
    born: Petersburg, Illinois, United States ; died: Kansas City, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • A Little Sketch Entitled - Grabbing the Act, 1930–1950
  • Where object was made: United States
  • charcoal on paper
  • Object Height/Width: 49 x 31.8 cm
    Object Height/Width: 19 5/16 x 12 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Bequest of Ruth H. Bohan
  • Not on display
  • 1983.0186
Description

A room with several beds houses caricatures of political figures in different states of nighttime female dress. In the bottom right corner, an anthropomorphized donkey in a dress wearing glasses throws up its hands. The main figure sits at a foot of a bed fixing his hair into curls while looking into a mirror. The label next to this figure is "Franklin." Located at the top of the image is a musical quote: "Call me early, Mother dear, for I am to be Queen of the May."