[Oakland: ca 1930s]: 1932. Pen-and-ink on heavy composition paper, ca 18" x 15" (ca 47cm x 39cm). Compositor's marks and notes at margins; light soil; Very Good. Signed "KET" lower left.
Frank Kettlewell (1890-1969) was a long-time staff cartoonist and art director for the Oakland Tribune. This drawing, which manages simultaneously to lampoon America's bumpy forward progress under the National Recovery Act and the woeful state of its infrastructure, is undated but clearly comes from the early years of the Great Depression.