On this day, March 9, 1907, pulp illustrator Ralph Ellef Carlson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Initially Carlson studied art by correspondence and in the early 30s he took courses at Minnesota State. In Minneapolis, Carlson worked for Fawcett Publications. In 1934 he moved to New York City where he continued to produce for the pulps and draw a variety of comics. During his service in WWII he worked for the YANK Magazine Paris edition. After the war he returned to work for Fawcett.