I don't know that much about him, but his cartoons were always in the Hood River News.
Charlott on 12th March 2012 @ 7:10am
I should be able to find out something -- I'll keep my eyes open as I'm working on Yesteryears.
Esther Smith on 12th March 2012 @ 8:02am
Esther - check the Panoramas from 1975. The museum database notes an article about him. We also have a folder of his drawings - mostly political. Very interesting.
Connie on 12th March 2012 @ 8:57am
A Theodore Schlief with the same birth and death dates.
Born: Nov 7, 1900 New York
Died: Jun 4, 1978 Hood River
Parents: Herman and Emma Schlief from Germany. Both died in HR. Herman is buried at Idlewilde.
Children of Herman and Emma:
1: William Francis: married Leona Miller in HR
2: Theodore: no more information
5: Henry: married Mahela Plog
l.e. on 12th March 2012 @ 9:50am
Connie: Yes, there it is. Basically, yes, he is a native of New York City and came to the valley in 1916.
"In 1922 he started his art training at the Advertising Art School in Portland, where one of the instructors was an advertising artist on the News Telegram. It was through this association that he came to work in that paper's advertising art department, a job which lasted only about two months.
"Schlief ... started supplying the Hood River News with cartoons in 1942. Now (April 1975), besides his weekly News' cartoon, he is a regular cartoonist for two bi-weekly publications. He draws farm cartoons for Wallaces Farmer, published in Des Moines, Iowa, and does gag cartoons for Today's Secretary, a trade publication originating in New York City."
(There's more, but that's all I have time for right this minute...)
Esther Smith on 12th March 2012 @ 12:06pm
The Schlief family lived in the Oak Grove area. In the 1920 census all family members are listed.
In the 1930 census, Emma is head of house. Theodore is residing at the same residence and lists his occupation as farm laborer.
l.e. on 12th March 2012 @ 1:58pm
Looking at his hat but mostly his hands, he worked hard at some job other than drawing cartoons.
Jim Gray on 12th March 2012 @ 5:35pm
Hmmm... I worked with his Sister, Leona Schlief at the courthouse for many years.
judy on 12th March 2012 @ 9:45pm
The cartoon in the background is hilarious. It looks like some man's wife has just given birth and he's eyeing the nurse.
Casey on 13th March 2012 @ 1:45pm