|Title||ON THE BEACH|
|Object Name||Letter, Illustrated|
|Artist||Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)|
|Dimensions||H-10.25 W-6.25 inches|
One-page letter to John F. Hagenson. An illustration across the top of the page depicts Russell at the seashore. Russell is dressed in a western cut suit, cowboy hat and boots, and an Assumption sash. There are an array of people in background, all wearing bathing suits. Seagulls fly overhead.
The message reads:"John Hagerson / Friend Jonnie you know all artists should know the human form so a few days ago I went to Long Beach to study anatamay[.] Thairs all kinds of it out thair all sisis and shapes both hes and shes[.] / I seen Inguns waring only paint and a clout / I seen naked canabals in the moovis but its a sinch bet that for varity in shape the whites have got all other humans on this Earth skined to the dew claws - / Pesty Clark called the other day in a big gas wagon he sure looked like the money / Says hes been building a hotel in Frisco[.] Hotels and holdups are doing a big business in this country[.] Thay say the onley differnce betwin Jessy James and a Hotel man is Jessy had a horse[.] I heard that Tug Allen is in this country maby he is but I havent called on aney of the Jackes ore Golf Clubs yet[.] / Well Jonnie I close will fix you more when I get home which will be some time in may[.] with best wishes to you and yours and dont forget the bunch[.] your friend / CM Russell"