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How My Wife Has Helped Me

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New York Telegram 11 March 1925 "We Women by Betty Brainerd. 'How My Wife Has Helped Me.'" Charles Russell talks about his wife, "The worst fight we ever had was in 1897 when she asked $75 for a canvas, which I though highway robbery -- and got it. I was ready to sell it for $5, but she insisted that we had to eat. From that time on she has sold all my paintings. It used to worry me, the prices she asked, but she always gets what she goes after. As Will Rogers said -- 'Mrs. Russell took the 'o' out of saloons and put me in salons.' We are partners...she lives for tomorrow, and I live for yesterday; so it is the combination which brings things today."

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How My Wife Has Helped Me
March 11, 1925
Overall: 8 1/2 × 11 in. (21.6 × 27.9 cm)
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Gilcrease Museum/The University of Tulsa
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Previous Number(s): 
42905; E.189ad (Colorado Springs Number)
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