James Thomas “Tom” Jones (1920 — 2000)
Tom’s clever cartoon sketch depicts the personalities involved in the early partnership. They collaborate on an enormous carving. Whit chisels his name prematurely on the work. Jesse, a homeless man Harold took in, does heavy lifting. Harold, in his festooned sombrero, stands ready with mortar. Tom, in Johnny Reb attire, carries water for Harold. And Sharon directs the project with an imperious finger.
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