Cash in 1935

This picture adorned the cover of W.J. Cash: A Life, by Bruce Clayton in 1991. It shows the wear on Cash in a relatively short time from his relatively more youthful appearance in 1931 in a photograph appearing in The American Mercury. (See "The Early Years" gallery) Contrast this picture with the l940 "Panama hat" photo of Cash for yet further evidence of the physical toll being extracted by the constant toil at both The News and the seemingly endless perfectionist task of completing the book.