Journalist and newspaper publisher (1847-1911) who established the Pulitzer Prize 'for the encouragement of public service, public morals, American literature, and the advancement of education.' Counter check, 7.25 x 3.25, filled out and signed by Pulitzer, "Joseph Pulitzer, Pres't," payable to American Exchange National Bank for $10,000, May 13, 1889. In very good condition, with Pulitzer's signature canceled in red ink, scattered smudging to ink, and general handling wear. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder.
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