World Wide Gadget

September 18, 2007

Tom McKimson’s paycheck, 1944

Filed under: Uncategorized — zyud @ 3:25 pm


Hey! I came across to this oldtimer cartoonist news by Jerry at Cartoonbrew. Warner Bros. uber-art collector Eric Calande recently added this item to his collection: A 1944 paystub belonging to animator Thomas McKimson. You know how much it cost on that day! Notes Eric:
Schlesinger was paying him a whopping $90 a week. This comes to about $4700 a year when an average salary in 1944 was $20 – $25,000 $2, 600. As these were the war years, the check shows a “Victory Tax” deduction. There’s also a field for a “war bonds” deduction.

Link : Cartoonbrew

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