Wonder Woman Original Concept Sketches from 1941

Wonder Woman Original Concept Sketches from 1941

A letter from Harry G. Peter to William Moulton Marston shows the Original Concept sketch for the Wonder Woman Costume.

Harry G. Peter is the illustrator and cartoonist who brought William Moulton Marston's to life. In a letter correspondence, we see the original concept art for the Wonder Woman Costume.



Marston's response to Peter is in red. Below is the transcript of the letter.

Dear Dr. Marston,

I slapped these two out in a hurry. The eagle is tough to handle as when in perspective or in profile he doesn't show up clearly — The shoes look like a stenographer's.

I think the idea might be incorporated as a sort of Roman contraption.

Peter

Dear Pete -

I think the gal with hand up is very cute. I like her skirt, legs, hair. Bracelets okay + boots. These probably will work out + see other suggestions enclosed. No on these. See suggestions enclosed for eagle. Braziers I suggest may work better in curved or slanting stripes - red + white. With eagle's wings above or below breasts as per-enclosed? Leave it to you. Don't we have to put a red stripe around her waist as belt? I thought Gaines wanted it — don't remember. Circlet will have to go higher — more like crown — see suggestions enclosed.

See you Wednesday morning — WMM


The Sketch apparently sold for $33,350 on Heritage Auctions.
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