Thomas Augustin "Gus" O'Shaughnessy multi-signed 1955 Arch Ward Funeral Guest Book Page

As a beloved sports editor for the Chicago Tribune, Arch Ward certainly had an impressive guest list at his funeral. This guest book, signed by over a thousand attendees includes signatures from Harry Stuhldreher and Elmer Layden (of the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame), Joe Stydahar, Paddy Driscoll, Elmer Otto, Ollie Matson, Fred Lindstrom, Gabby Hartnett, William Harridge, Charles Comiskey, Tom Meany, and many more.

Offered is just one page from that guest book. The more notable signature on this page is Thomas Augustin "Gus" O'Shaughnessy (D. 1956). O'Shaughnessy was an Irish American Celtic Revival designer from Missouri who worked primarily in stained glass. He was employed as a Chicago Daily News staff artist and had earlier studied under stained glass master Louis Millet at the Art Institute of Chicago, then traveled to Europe to perfect his art. O'Shaughnessy, who was a member of Chicago's Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art, is best remembered for having created the greatest examples of Celtic Revival architectural design in America.

The signature rates a 10/10. The page measures 6.5” x 8.” Included with this item is a copy of the full LOA from PSA/DNA that covered the overall funeral book.

Note: The more notable signatures have been boxed in red on the scan, but the red boxes are not present on the actual page.


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Thomas Augustin "Gus" OShaughnessy multi-signed 1955 Arch Ward Funeral Guest Book Page