Inscription on bottom reads:
Mr. August Wolf: Western Union Life, Spokane Washington
Dear Mr. Wolf,
This will be the third design and to the author the most appropriate for the purpose intended. I hope that one of the suggestions may please you. After you have given them sufficient consideration kindly return them to me at the Western Bank Note and Engraving Co. Chicago. 118-132 E 20 Street.
The design can be executed in any medium and I trust that I may hear that you have selected one of them when I reach Chicago about June 1st 1916.
May 8th, 1916
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall toning, wear, soiling, soft creases expected for a working piece of illustration art. Few short marginal tears and chips, neatly restored. Large bottom margin with artist’s manuscript notations having two horizontal hard creases.
“Charles Jasper.” Spokane and The Spokane Country – Pictorial and Biographical – Deluxe Supplement. Vol. II. The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912. (No author listed.) pgs. 224-226. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jtenlen/cjasper.html (6 June 2002).