Don has sold a LOT of cartoons in his career. Each numbered cartoon or illustration on the left side of this Blog is from a DIFFERENT magazine, newspaper, etc. Let's see if we can find out the total number of publications (places) where Don's work has appeared . . . . . (An unnumbered posting is a duplicate publication.)

57. Chemical Chronicle, May 1968

Chemical Chronicle was published by Chemical Bank New York Trust Company. It was a glossy 8-10 page monthly house organ for employees. Though the Chemical name is no longer used, Chemical was actually the purchaser of several other banks including Texas Commerce, Manufacturers Hanover and Chase Manhattan whose name it now uses. This cartoon provides an interesting insight into what banking was like in 1968. No, not the robber (they've been around since 1798) but notice there is no "cage" to protect the teller.
When Don and Suzy were first married they were customers of a Chemical Bank on Third Avenue in New York City. Yes, we remember that the counter looked pretty much as it does in this cartoon, just a little "poetic license." We also remember "our" Chemical branch for being a particularly nice neighborhood bank that cleared a check quickly when we bought our house in Port Washington. That was 40 years ago this month.

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