Dr. Seuss Drawing Original “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

What a rare and amazing photo of Dr. Seuss (aka, Ted Geisel) drawing his upcoming book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” which was published in 1957, followed by a 1966 animated television special.

Dr. Seuss (Ted Geisel) at work on a drawing of a grinch, the hero of his forthcoming book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” / World Telegram & Sun photo by Al Ravenna.

Source: Library of Congress

Ted was originally from Springfield, Massachusetts where his father managed the local brewery. He attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, graduated in 1925 and headed off to Oxford. While there, he met Helen Parker, whom he would eventually marry. She convinced him to give up his dream of becoming an English teacher and pursue his passion for drawing.

By the way, his name is Dr. Seuss because his middle name is Seuss.