Title/Object Name: Ben F. Hammond and Geraldine E. Hammond
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1945
Physical Details: 3.5 inches x 2.5 inches
Description: Benjamin Franklin Hammond worked as a cartoonist for the Wichita Eagle from 1912 to 1965. In addition to editorial and historical drawings, he is best-known for his cartoon characters, “Hoots” and “Quacks” which appeared in the newspaper and in real life as puppets in performances for local groups. For 25 years, Hammond also broadcast a weekly radio program in which he read the Eagle’s Sunday funnies. He is pictured here with his daughter, Geraldine Hammond, who often joined him or substituted for him. The pair was known on the KFH program as Uncle Ben and Cousin Betty.
Keywords: People, business and industry, occupations, arts and entertainment, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Date Digital: 2003