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As an 18-year-old freshman, Douglass illustrated the Monmouth College yearbook with maturely-executed cartoons, a skill that would land him a spot on the Chicago Daily News in 1924.

Monmouth College grad was renowned graphic designer

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Graphic designer Ralph Douglass graduated from Monmouth College in 1920.
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A hand-lettered page from Douglass’s calligraphy textbook.
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Douglass demonstrates his more legible football uniform numbers to the University of New Mexico team in the 1950s.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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